LEMMING is a large mouse with very short ears and tail, inhabiting the tundras of the northern hemisphere. BC's most common species, the brown lemming (Lemmus sibiricus), is found in mountain tundras north from TWEEDSMUIR PROVINCIAL PARK. It is recognizable by its orange rump. Lemmings are herbivorous and forage beneath the snow during the winter. They are prone to rapid population explosions, followed by equally rapid population declines. This has given rise to the mistaken notion that they...

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