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Long-tailed Weasel

Mustela frenata


Sleek, long-bodied member of the family Mustellidae.


Mixed evergreen and oak forest on eastern slope of Front Range of Rocky Mountains. Trees include Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir, Engelmann Spruce, and Gambel's Oak.


Full story of this spotting at my blog post listed under References.

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Hema Shah
Hema Shah 4 years ago

Awesome Bug Eric!! Thanks for sharing!!

dandoucette 5 years ago

Lovely pics and story. I'm a bit late with my welcome but welcome to the noah community. Love your guidebook and look forward to your spottings and ID help.

You are absolutely right, @Bugeric24. I worked as a wildlife volunteer for several years in my home country and I understand completely the animal's need for survival...I am not gonna judge (or try to "teach", or even eliminate) a weasel, just because it needs to eat smthing that I find cute, or innocent, or what ever. That's pure nature, and most people get shocked when they come across such "brutal" scenes...
Your pics are amazing, and your story very educative, thank you for sharing it!

Jeannette 5 years ago

Amazing story and spotting :)

Wow great begining Bugeric24,congrats, thanks for sharing and welcome o Project Noah

Aaron_G 5 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, Eric. Glad to see you here! :-)

YukoChartraw 5 years ago

What a story! Thanks for sharing.

Jellis 5 years ago

Lots of people make the mistake that it is a chipmunk but it's a squirrel.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

Nature red in tooth and claw! Your blog spot was engaging, but sad for the poor chipmunk.

Jellis 5 years ago

Cute faces? I believe the other one is it's dinner. It a dead squirrel

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Last pic is cute and adorable!

AshleyT 5 years ago

You should switch the order of your photos so a picture of their cute faces is first, great photos! :)

LisaPowers 5 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah! What an awesome first spotting! I would suggest moving one of the last pics to the first position though to get more viewers.

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Lat: 38.77, Long: -104.85

Spotted on Jun 22, 2012
Submitted on Nov 28, 2012

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