Pikas do not hibernate, so during the summer, they collect and store food for the winter. As winter approaches, preparation becomes intense. These pictures were taken two days ago. Yesterday, snow fell on the pikas.
This was a large colony of pikas, with frenetic activity on every side.
A pika announces interlopers with an “EEP”. However, all quickly returned to foraging.
A pika forages vegetation beside the rocks.
And carries it back to its lair for the winter.
Some leaves are consumed on the spot.
As are stalks.
“Looking good in my winter pelage.”