Three in a row
Three very cute dwarf otters waiting to be fed with little pieces of meat. Notice that the one in the middle one is sticking the tongue. Yes, I'm a tongue photographer! ;) Picture taken in the Rheintal zoo.
Slinky, Solitary, Successful
The Weasel is the fastest, fiercest, thinnest carnivore, able to chase a rodent through any crevice or down any burrow. by Cindy Goeddel
Martens of doom
The yellow-throated marten (Martes flavigula) is a relatively widely distributed species of marten that is found over a broad swathe of East and South Asia, as well as much of Indonesia. It is the largest marten species in the Old World, weighing as much as 12 pounds, and it was once thought to be dangerous…
Ermine, also known as a stoat. The beautiful coloring of this relative of otters, mink and wolverines is the ermine's summer coat. The ermine's coat changes to a thick warm all white coat in the winter. The only part of the ermine's coat to not change color is the very tip of its tail, which remains black.
by Hannah EttemaMNA Intern Commonly referred to as the pine marten, the American marten was once believed to be extirpated in Michigan but now has a healthy population. Records show the American Marten extirpated in the 1930s. However, efforts for their recovery began as early as 1958 and then redoubled in the 1970s. After a…
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The stoat (Mustela erminea), also known as the ermine or short-tailed weasel, is a species of Mustelidae native to Eurasia and North America, distinguished from the least weasel by its larger size and longer tail with a prominent black tip. In New Zealand, it is held responsible for declines in native bird populations. It is nominated among the 100 "world's worst invasive species".