Short-tailed Weasel – 4/16/11
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 4/16/11
Observation Time: 7:35 p.m.
Observation Location: Gavins Pond Road behind Shaw’s Plaza
Common Name: Short-tailed weasel
Scientific Name: Mustela erminea
Comments: White undersides (as opposed to cream-colored), white feet, and small size differentiate this road-kill specimen from a long-tailed weasel. Mink are all brown. Short-tailed weasel is also known as a stoat. In winter, they turn all white with a black-tipped tail, and are called ermine.
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