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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Short-tailed Weasel