Short-tailed Weasel or Ermine (Mustela erminea) Logan Pass Visitors Center Glacier National Park Glacier County MT June 2015 Jeff Skrentny IMG_0281
Short-tailed Weasel or Ermine (Mustela erminea) Logan Pass Visitors Center Glacier National Park Glacier County MT June 2015 Jeff Skrentny IMG_0286
Slightly larger than chipmunk size, I originally mistook it for a chipmunk. Tail was maybe 1/3 of length of body+head.
Chew card marks Bandoliers Line
Mouse, Hedgehog and Stoat Puncture marks 8mm apart
I heard the Jays and other birds fussing over something, and expected to find an owl. Instead, this weasel was raiding a nest.
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...