Lemmings & Snowy Owls

Given Jon Hall’s new interest in snowy owls: ornithologist Joe Smith on the lemmings behind the snowy owl invasion. Check out the lemmings lining the nest…

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2 Comments on “Lemmings & Snowy Owls”

  1. Jon Hall Says:

    ha ha … I will say no more about the whole Owlgate controversy. It was a moment of weakness on my part 🙂 Great post Matt – I often wondered where this idea had come from. So did Disney stage the footage to fit the myth, or did this start the myth?

  2. mattinidaho Says:

    The myth of lemmings jumping over cliffs has been around for centuries, but Disney popularized it and brought it to the masses!


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