We have a lot of wildlife here in the San Juan Mountains. One little animal that some of the locals around here have never even seen is a Pika.
That is because they are up at a higher elevation. You might for example come come across one while hiking. Native to Asia and North America, this little critter (or mammal) is a cousin to the rabbit (but smaller) has rounded ears and no tail.
A friend took this picture last week at about 10,000 feet in the mountains east of here. I was amazed that she was able to get a shot. The few times I have come across one, they quickly scurry back into the safety of the rocks.Have you ever come across a Pika?