Ermine (Short-tailed Weasel) at our Yellow-bellied Bog in the Sax-Zim Bog (photo by Sparky Stensaas/www.thephotonaturalist.com)
This is likely a Short-tailed Weasel (Mustela erminae). Short-tails are called Ermine in winter when they turn white [February; Sax-Zim Bog, St. Louis County, Minnesota] Photographed along north end of McDavitt Road in the Sax-Zim Bog (photo by Sparky Stensaas/www.thephotonaturalist.com)
No idea how it got here
No photo. Bounded onto the walking track, paused briefly, then continued on into the vegetation.
Accurarcy (meters) = 8
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. In the late 19th century, stoats were introduced into New Zealand to control rabbits. The stoats...