Mountaineering mouse?

A tiny rodent visited us during the lunch break on our hike to Sajama high camp, well above 5000 m.


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phlipdascrip - Oct 19, 2010 11:20 pm - Voted 10/10

Probably a Pika

Possibly a young one. They're more closely related to rabbits than mice. Good shot! How close was it?


rgg - Oct 20, 2010 3:04 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Probably a Pika

If my memory serves me well, it was from a bit over one meter. It was near a huge boulder and an obvious place to have a rest. I suspect that it made its home somewhere around or even under there, and supplemented its diet with the crumbles left behind by passing climbers.

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