brown lemming

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Noun1.brown lemming - of northwestern Canada and Alaskabrown lemming - of northwestern Canada and Alaska  
lemming - any of various short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution
genus lemmus, Lemmus - lemmings
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Except for parts of north central British Columbia and northeastern Manitoba, the brown lemming today does not occur south of the sixtieth parallel.
Irruptions are periodic and unpredictable, generally coming when collared and brown lemmings, their two primary Arctic prey, crash in numbers -- or when the snowy owl population just gets too high.
They found that male brown lemmings (Lemmus sibiricus) much prefer the odour of virgin females to that of females that have just copulated.