Friday Haiku: Pika-Boo

Tiny fur creature
Scurries here-there-everywhere
Looking for foodski

From the wide world of NatGeo.



  1. No pic. :/
    National Geographic tries really hard to keep anyone from using their photos; you can’t even browse them much without a NatGeo account or subscription.

  2. I sees you looking
    At my muzzlepuffs and ears
    my prosh poof sleeves too!

  3. kibblenibble says:

    What ees thees creature?
    Must have immediately!
    Get een mah pocket!

  4. warm-n-fuzzy says:

    It’s an alpine pika, native to Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia. I actually signed up on Nat Geo just to find out. Really cute, but I think they’re happiest outside running around in the tundra. They only weigh 5 ounces, and they whistle when they’re in danger.

  5. Tim McDaniel says:

    Also cannot see picture.

  6. I’m jealous of whoever can see the picture! It sounds cute!

  7. Mah wheeskairs care is….
    just like Marcia Brady’s hair
    Brushed one hundred times!

  8. If you click on the link to NatGeo, you should be able to see the pic there.
    But the accompanying story is kind of a downer, about global warming… 😦

  9. That looks like a real, live Chip or Dale! I expect him to say “Oh excuse me, after you please.”

  10. My cute, it attracts
    Attenborough’s rapt gaze – AND
    Bouquets of pink flowers!

  11. So adorable! Pikas (long i) are related to rabbits and hares. In this video if you imagine longer ears on these dudes, you can really see the resemblance. I use a NWL Fed. pic of a pika as my desk top. Love these little guys!

  12. This is a Pika ( ). It is pronounced with a long “I” however, so the pun the the title doesn’t work as well with that.

  13. I thought it was sort of hopeful, since the pikas are adapting to a different habitat to survive…

  14. Kind of just made me grin in my chair, ahh for the love of goodness, sometimes cute is all we need during our day. Great words too! Perhaps, I need a sandwich foodski right now 😉 Best, Christine

  15. fixed—no idea why it didn’t show!

  16. Shouldn’t he be behind the wheel of a Kia?

  17. *pout*

  18. You don’t have to go to a foreign country to see these guys, some are native to the US, although their habitat is diminishing at an alarming rate. My husband and I have studied them at the higher altitudes of Rocky Mtn NP, in Bodie, CA, at Gaylor Lakes (Yosemite NP) and at Lassen NP. It takes patience and a willingness to hike a bit to higher altitudes to see them, but they are well worth the time and effort, especially as they may not be around much longer.

  19. Hahaha, do you know what their name in Swedish is? It’s “piphare”, which means “squeaking hare” 🙂

  20. Rabbits, hares, and pikas — lagomorphs all! ( Not rodents =:} )

  21. Mr. Spock! Dr. McCoy!
    Transport to these co-ordinates.
    Pike out