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Norway lemming cub

Lemmus lemmus

Notes:

I was in Khibiny mountains with expedition from Russian Academy of Science - we was collected tree material for the dendroсhronological researches. And on one of the experimental area was the lemming's burrow. Cubs (about 2-3 weeks) was ran around us when we measured trees, and my coworker was caught one of them. Then we let him went away, of course)

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5 Comments

Great find Mariia,super cute,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thanks for your story Mariia, and congratulations, your Norway lemming cub is our Spotting of the Day:

"This tiny ball of fur is a Norway lemming cub (Lemmus lemmus), our Spotting of the Day! New Project Noah member Mariia Underskikh was on a dendrochronology research expedition when her team came across a lemming burrow, with cubs about 2-3 week-old running around them as they measured trees. The Norway lemming has a dramatic three- to four-year population cycle which can see lemming numbers increase exponentially and litters of six to eight young produced every three to four weeks. Contrary to popular legend, lemmings do not commit suicide by jumping off cliffs.
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Mariia Underskikh
Mariia Underskikh 2 years ago

Thank you, Daniel!
I was in Khibiny mountains with expedition from Russian Academy of Science - we was collected tree material for the dendroсhronological researches. And on one of the experimental area was the lemming's burrow. Cubs (about 2-3 weeks) was ran around us when we measured trees, and my coworker was caught one of them. Then we let him went away, of course)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

What a great first spotting Mariia! is there a story with this lemming cub?

Hello Mariia Underskikh and Welcome to the Project Noah community!
We hope you like the website as much as we do. There are many aspects to the site and community. The best way to get started is to read the FAQs at http://www.projectnoah.org/faq where you can find all the tips, advice and "rules" of Project Noah. You, like the rest of the community, will be able to suggest IDs for species that you know (but that have not been identified), and make useful or encouraging comments on other users' spottings (and they on yours).
There are also "missions" you can join and add spottings to. See http://www.projectnoah.org/missions . A mission you should join is the http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2165... to chose the best wild photo of 2018,only the spottings added to that mission are eligible.Note that most missions are "local". Be sure not to add a spotting to a mission that was outside of mission boundaries or theme :) Each mission has a map you may consult showing its range. We also maintain a blog archive http://blog.projectnoah.org/ where we have posted previous articles from specialists from different geographical areas and categories of spottings, as well as wildlife "adventures".
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Mariia Underskikh
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Mariia Underskikh

Мурманская область, Russian Federation

Spotted on Jul 27, 2018
Submitted on Sep 11, 2018

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