Ochotona hyperborea yesoensis
Northern pika

Photograph by Baikada (ばいかだ)


It is near rabbit’s companion on taxonomy though Northern pika  looks mousy. Their habitats are narrow. However, I thought that it was a mammal that saw comparatively easily when I went to their habitats. They enter and go out of the tunnel where the rock is piled. And they give me a shutter chance when territory declaration or caution calls two or three voice “Fyi !, Kichi !” on a rock. However, my photograph to take at the moment becomes the all same photograph…

When I go to their habitat in the early spring, a flower of spring or Cornus canadensis  of their edible grass bloom in profusion and the green that has begun to grow thick and blue sky are really refreshing and feel it. In their habitats, there might be Siberian chipmunk. Moreover, there is a thing where Ermine that becomes their predators exists, too. Although I wanted to take a photograph leisurely, in their famous habitat, I felt diffident about other cameramen, and it was hard I coming to be, and I returned immediately.

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