In rocky meadow below West Maroon Pass, 9 AM, sunny & warm
tracks of 2 left feet
Binoculars are 6" long.
Small weasel hunting chipmunks in the bushes around my camp. Had a all white belly,making it a Short-tailed Weasel,which are uncommon and only found at high elevations this far south. This was in a mixed Spruce-Fir and Aspen forest at about 10,000 feet in the La Sal Mountains.
with prey, seen about .4 miles from the summit
Night viewing in headlights of white, large squirrel-like animal crossing the rural road we live on in Chelsea. A neighbor came and described a viewing behind our garage of the same kind of animal. Upon doing research, we decided it was an Ermine
This unfortunate creature was found dead on our driveway, apparently attacked by another animal - had a gash in its neck. We had not seen one of these in the 42 years that we've lived here, so we thought it might not be too common in Moretown.
Seen crossing a snow covered road at night. Pure white body, approximately one foot in length. I will return to the area to try and spot him again.
The stoat (Mustela erminea), also known as the 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. The name ermine is often but not always used for the animal in its pure white winter coat, or the fur thereof. Since the late 19th century, stoats have been introduced to New Zealand to control rabbits, but...