Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lemmings are awesome!

Lemmings are small arctic rodents with short tails, about the size of a hamster.
Their population rises and falls in approximately 4 year cycles.

They are at the bottom of the food chain for most of the land and air based predators in the North.  Still, they don't seem to have any real fear of people.  This one was happy to hang out in one of our excavation buckets and have his picture taken.

They'd probably make good pets.

This one looks particularly distinguished.

Photo Credits: Tim Rast

1 comment:

  1. ...and contrary to the wonderful world of Disney, they do not voluntarily jump off cliffs!

    (Sharon @ Stoney Knoll)


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