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lemming

small, nocturnal rodent that conducts mass migrations every few years. Called also Lemmus lemmus.

lemming fever
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And, by the way, lemmings do it because there's water below, because they can swim, and to get to breeding grounds.
Asked what he thought a lemming was he said: "My understanding of a lemming is that it's a small animal which at certain stages migrates and plunges to mass destruction.
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Apparently, in boom years for lemmings, so many of the snowy owl young survive that there's just not enough room for them all up north, and there's considerable pressure among them to disperse.
Lemmings racked up awards including two European Game of the Year gongs and made Jones, 25, one of the wealthiest and most famous game designers in the world.
I think you called mindless followers lemmings, and it seems they struck again in the recent elections.
Key words: lemmings, trapping, subnivean temperature, snow, Dicrostonyx, Lemmus
The World of Ink Network will be touring award-winning author Kai Strand's juvenile fantasy adventure book, The Wishing Well: Another Weaver Tale, published by Guardian Angel Publishing and her juvenile contemporary fiction novel, Save the Lemmings, published by Featherweight Press throughout October and November 2012.
Despite broad distributions in eastern North America, southern bog lemmings (Synaptomys cooperi) and woodland voles [Microtus (Pitymys) pinetorum] are less studied than other arvicoline rodents, primarily because their populations are patchy, often intermittently present, and usually low in density.
Los lemmings o leminos, son roedores--de la familia de los hamsters--que habitan en la tundra y en las praderas articas de America, Europa y Asia.
But Bertha's not the only new arrival, with steppe lemmings and wood mice also now part of the menagerie.
LEMMINGS could turn out to be unsung heroes of the Earth's climate, it has emerged.