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.
Ran up the boardwalk with a dead vole in its mouth!
up rover creek road. Very curious. I found it because some pacific wrens were agitated and calling. The ermine watched me and my German Shepherd (who was watching the ermine) while I took pictures. Very cool.
Seen crossing the path through a break in a rock wall near the entrance to the road up to the summit.
Seen hunting along a stone wall northeast of River Rd. and S.R. 199 intersection.
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...