We enjoyed another trip through Rocky Mountain National Park this afternoon. We pulled off to take some pictures and hung out on some rocks for awhile. After awhile, I began to hear a loud bird cry, but as hard as I scanned the sky, I couldn't see anything that could have made the sound. To my disbelief, I realized that it actually came from the little guy below! He is a pika, a small mammal related to a rabbit. They make their home in the high elevations (we were close to 12,000 feet at the time) and make this incredibly loud noise. He ran right by my feet with a mouthful of grasses and flowers.