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The Ermine, also known as the short-tailed weasel, is the smallest member of the weasel family.

5 Arctic Animals that Turn White for Winter

The Ermine, also known as the short-tailed weasel, is the smallest member of the weasel family.

Alaska Weasel by Cecil Sanders, via Flickr

Alaska Weasel - Least weasel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stoat, look, listen: The creature uses a network of drains to cross the road

Going underground! Clever animals cross road in hidden tunnel to avoid being flattened by traffic

Going underground! Clever animals cross road in hidden tunnel to avoid being hit

LEAST WEASEL....live in a variety of habitats in North America, Europe, north Africa and Asia....the smallest mustelid and the smallest carnivore....measure 6.5 - 9.5 inches long with a 1.25 - 3.5 inch long tail....very similar to the stoat/ermine who has a spot on its tail

I have personally seen a weasel drag a full-grown rabbit across a field.

Least Weasel | Mustela nivalis

The least weasel’s fur changes from brown to white during the winter to act as camouflage in the snow, making it easy to hide from predators and hunt for prey! Photo: Winter least weasel courtesy of Marko Kivelӓ/Creative Commons.

WEASEL.Widespread throughout Britain, weasels are our smallest and probably most numerous carnivores. They specialise in hunting small rodents. The weasel's small size enables it to search through tunnels and runways of mice and voles. Access to tunnels means weasels can hunt at any time of the day or year. They do not hibernate and can hunt even under deep snow.Young are weaned at 3-4 weeks and can kill efficiently at 8 weeks.

Widespread throughout Britain, weasels are our smallest and probably most…

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