Wildlife study: Pikas thriving in Colorado

13th August, 2014 by

By Melanie Wong

EAGLE COUNTY — According to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife study, pika populations appear to be thriving in the high country — not dwindling in numbers as some reports have suggested. The little critters — furry cousins of the hare and rabbit weighing in at just about 4 ounces — are generally hard to spot. They do, however, give out a distinctive call and can “throw” their voices. “They’re hard to see. They’re camouflaged and small, and you probably have heard more than seen them,” said Joe Lewandowski, Colorado Parks and Wildlife public information officer for the southwest region. News …

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