Short-tailed Weasel – 3/12/23
Observer: Michael Bissanti
Observation Date: 3/12/23
Observation Time: morning
Observation Location: Moose Hill St.
Common Name: Short-tailed wWeasel
Scientific Name: Mustela erminea
Comments: White undersides (as opposed to cream-colored), white feet, and small size differentiate short-tailed weasels from long-tailed weasels. Mink are all brown. Short-tailed weasels are also known as a stoats. In winter, they turn all white with a black-tipped tail, and are called ermine.
This weasel tunneled under a chicken wire fence and killed eight chickens before being caught in a Have-A-Heart trap. It was released with permission at a wildlife sanctuary.
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