Tlingit are reported to have consumed meadow voles present on Admiralty Island . Meadow voles are also reported to have been consumed by the early Huron . Faunal remains excavated at Kugaluk suggest that Nuvorugmiut consumed tundra voles .
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Voles are small rodents occurring throughout most North America, except in the high tundra, and include the meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) and the tundra vole (Microtus oeconomus)
Voles are part of the largest mammal family, which also includes lemmings, rats, and mice. They closely resemble lemmings with their compact body, shortened tail, rounded head, and small eyes and ears, unlike mice that have a more pointed head, a longer tail, and larger ears. Like other members of the same family, they have a high reproductive potential, having multiple fast growing litters per year, and are important prey for many predators.
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