[Photograph: Himalayan mouse hare]

A Himalayan mouse hare (Ochotona roylei) near Chopta, next to the road from Dugalbitta. It was a shy creature, busily feeding on the wide choice of grasses and herbs in the bugiyal. It scurried into a hole when it heard voices, but came out to resume its meal when we were quiet.

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Updated: 2011-07-05T22:58:49+05:30