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white tailed weasel

The Ermine or White Tailed Weasel

Description:

Long body type with white short fur, long tail with a black tip

Habitat:

This white tailed weasel lives in the wood pile beside the chicken coup ! in S/w Ontario Canada !

Notes:

This little weasel is vary aggressive, bites fast and jumps vary high ~!

2 Species ID Suggestions

Apple
Apple 9 years ago
Ermine or Stoat or Short-tailed weasel
Mustela erminea Stoat
Long-tailed weasel
Mustela frenata Long-tailed weasel


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13 Comments

Chantell
Chantell 9 years ago

Very cute! I have three ferrets so weasel always reminds me of my ferret kids! Nice spotting!

zoomanallen
zoomanallen 9 years ago

I'm gonna say long-tailed weasel. The tail is more than half the head and body length, if it were shorter it would be a ermine/stoat/short-tailed weasel. Beautiful animal.

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 9 years ago

Well if it ever goes after your chickens, you might be able to satisfy it with a little cat food kibble. Cute friend!

Chrisphotopoint
Chrisphotopoint 9 years ago

well there was just too many rats for the little weasel, so i fixed most the rats. The weasel squeaks at me when ever i walk by the wood pile :) i think it likes me now!:) new friend ;)

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 9 years ago

I avoid poison; perhaps it's better even for your chickens to let the weasel do its job. And then you get to enjoy the weasel, too! Such pretty things.

Chrisphotopoint
Chrisphotopoint 9 years ago

I found that a group of rats had moved in under the chicken coup over the winter- so i feed them rate bait lately and it worked but now the ermine is bugging the chickens ! so far there all accounted for :)

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 9 years ago

If none of your chickens have gone missing, I'm guessing the ermine is eating the mice who are eating the grain that the chickens miss.

Owl
Owl 9 years ago

Beautiful.

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Hermoso albino!!!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Very cute!

Chrisphotopoint
Chrisphotopoint 9 years ago

is this a ermine or a stoat - maybe it is! it could be ? thanks I look it up :)!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Cool!

Apple
Apple 9 years ago

The weasel is white due to its winter coat. The ermine or short-tailed weasel is identifiable by its black tip on its tail which your photos show here.

See this resource as well: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/a...

Chrisphotopoint
Spotted by
Chrisphotopoint

London, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Mar 7, 2012
Submitted on Mar 8, 2012

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