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Lemming

An investor who follows the crowd without doing sufficient (or any) research on his/her investments. This almost inevitably leads to significant losses. The term has a negative connotation because a lemming (the animal) has a reputation for following his pack off of a cliff.
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"Our results underscore the fragility of the dynamic interactions between the lemmings and their predators, because the life-time reproductive success of the predators is much dependent on the years of high lemming density.
The lemmings do not procreate as long as before below the snow, and are also easier for predators to hunt.
Going back to lemmings, most accounts or pictures show them at the moment of diving, as if that were the end of it.
For decades, many of us have assumed that snowy owls flew south from the high Arctic when their food supply of lemmings was in short supply.
Cyclic dynamics of sympatric lemming populations on Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada.
Invasion of the meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) in southeastern Kentucky and its possible impact on the southern bog lemming (Synaptomys cooperi).
Lemming takes on a new business manager in the person of Mason Marzac, a sober gay schlemiel who bones up on baseball the moment the young hunk becomes his financial charge.
I once watched a fox locate lemmings at a considerable distance by sound alone.
It is possible that abundant lemmings provide an alternate food source for predators, thus greatly reducing the risk of Steller's eiders losing their eggs or chicks to predators.
If the female seems receptive the male quickly drops to the ground and dances around, sometimes with a tidbit of lemming in its beak--signaling that it's a good provider.
Keywords: arctic ground squirrel; collared lemming; Dicrostonyx kilangmiutak; generalist predator; predator diets; prey refuge; red fox; Rough-legged Hawk; semigeneralist predator; specialist predator.
Little propose rather more fantastic changes: from ostrich to owl, from donkey to dolphin, from snail to gazelle, and last, but certainly not least, from lemming to leopard.