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patriot45
05-07-2009, 11:32 AM
Got a Pika on your property? Then move! Climate change/glowball warming is causing some species to become endangered! OMG!!!

I never heard of a pika before! (http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=47744)

What would the world be like without pikas!?!


A tiny mammal that can't handle warm weather could become the first animal in the lower 48 states to get Endangered Species Act protection primarily because of climate change.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday that listing the American pika may be warranted because of climate change. Federal officials will now launch an in-depth review of the species and submit findings by Feb. 1, 2010.

The pika - a furry, big-eared relative of the rabbit - dwells mostly in high, rocky mountain slopes in 10 Western states. Even brief exposure to temperatures of 78 degrees or warmer can be deadly to the animal.

As the West warms, scientists say some pikas have tried to move upslope to find cooler refuges but have run out of room

Gingersnap
05-07-2009, 11:46 AM
This is ridiculous. Pika are just another kind of rock rat. If you are freezing to death above the tree line, you can use the bedding they store to light a fire - that's their only utility. These silly little critters lived through all the previous warm periods with no trouble so I doubt they need our help now.

linda22003
05-07-2009, 11:46 AM
Let us know what recipes you find for them. :)

Gingersnap
05-07-2009, 11:52 AM
Let us know what recipes you find for them. :)

I expect any rabbit recipe would do for them although pika are a bit fatter. :D

Rockntractor
05-07-2009, 11:55 AM
Kadon Pika

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Ingredients
1 whole Pika cutup into small pieces
1 cup water
1/3 cup vinegar
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 medium Onion chopped
3-6 hot peppers (crushed)
1 T black pepper
1 T garlic powder (or fresh garlic crushed)
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Directions

1. Combine the water, vinegar, soy sauce, black pepper, garlic and hot peppers in a bowl--stirred and set aside. (You can eliminate the hot peppers without degrading taste).

2. Brown the Onion in a large frying pan with cooking oil. Add Pika and cook at medium heat until brown then add the other ingredients. Cook at high heat until it start boiling then turn down to medium heat until fully cooked

patriot45
05-07-2009, 11:57 AM
I thought they were talking about this guy! :D

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/pika-pika-greeting.jpg

I dont know how to cook a cartoon!

linda22003
05-07-2009, 12:02 PM
Here's how.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kzWxydOEnY

megimoo
05-07-2009, 05:45 PM
This is ridiculous. Pika are just another kind of rock rat. If you are freezing to death above the tree line, you can use the bedding they store to light a fire - that's their only utility. These silly little critters lived through all the previous warm periods with no trouble so I doubt they need our help now.
They are classified as a species of rabbit,rock rabbits or coney's .They move around as the weather changes going higher up in the mountains as the temperature rises .They have been around for many thousands of years and are much like lemming in numbers.coyotes and wolves feed on them when they can catch them off guard.They are well able to take care of themselves and are prodigious breeders !

megimoo
05-07-2009, 05:49 PM
Kadon Pika

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Description
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Ingredients
1 whole Pika cutup into small pieces
1 cup water
1/3 cup vinegar
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 medium Onion chopped
3-6 hot peppers (crushed)
1 T black pepper
1 T garlic powder (or fresh garlic crushed)
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Directions

1. Combine the water, vinegar, soy sauce, black pepper, garlic and hot peppers in a bowl--stirred and set aside. (You can eliminate the hot peppers without degrading taste).

2. Brown the Onion in a large frying pan with cooking oil. Add Pika and cook at medium heat until brown then add the other ingredients. Cook at high heat until it start boiling then turn down to medium heat until fully cookedThat would make about enough meat for a burger.For a meal it would take about twenty of those little critters on a skewer roasted with some salt pork and bacon for the flavor !