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Short Tailed Weasel (Mustela erminea) | by Red~Star
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Short Tailed Weasel (Mustela erminea)

At the refuge yesterday I was taking pics of a sparrow sitting on top of some blackberry bushes. I don't know why, but I glanced down and was surprised to see this Weasel looking back at me.

 

S/he stayed put for a fairly long time, so I was able to take lots of pics....I just wish s/he had been in a more photogenic location....but that's not always how it goes.

 

I was thrilled as it's the first time I've seen a weasel in all the years I've been going there. They aren't very big....a tad smaller than ferrets.

 

More pics below.

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Taken on September 8, 2010