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    • Ermellino
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    • hermine
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What

Stoat Mustela erminea

Observer

bamedlin

Date

December 2, 2016 11:41 AM MST

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Stoat Mustela erminea

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charlerainey

Date

December 2, 2016 09:42 AM TOT

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Stoat Mustela erminea

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heatherpickard

Date

May 20, 2010

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Stoat Mustela erminea

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mathiasdhaen

Date

July 28, 2015

Description

"up to the ratchek hut"

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Stoat Mustela erminea

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emma_cassidy

Date

November 24, 2016 07:34 AM NZDT

Description

Now up to Stoat no.4

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What

Stoat Mustela erminea

Observer

emma_cassidy

Date

November 23, 2016 09:31 AM NZDT

Description

Stoat 2: Went to check trap with my dad and found another stoat.
We have spotted 2 more stoat's.
They seem to like bacon.
I put it in the tree so the dogs don't eat them.

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What

Stoat Mustela erminea

Observer

illona

Date

November 21, 2016 11:38 AM NZDT

Description

Reported by John Collen to Urban Ecology team at WCC - first one observed by John. Stoat behaviour; attempting to cross traffic from east to west, turning back into downhill bush when halfway across road.

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What

Stoat Mustela erminea

Observer

emma_cassidy

Date

November 22, 2016 02:56 PM NZDT

Description

Stoat 1: Caught in my trap yesterday and 2 big rats last week. This is part of my pest eradication project to save native birds.

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What

Stoat Mustela erminea

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e-aus-kanada

Date

November 4, 2016 06:26 PM ADT

Description

Found dead on road. Moved it into our woods to avoid attracting more critters onto the road. Disappeared within 12 hours. Hopefully our local fox got it and not one of the neighborhood house cats.

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What

Bonaparte's weasel Mustela erminea ssp. cicognanii

Observer

conuropsis

Date

May 23, 1999

Description

Found in the late afternoon on the side of the road along the Moose River.

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Stoat Mustela erminea

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 3, 2016

Description

Heard a rustling in bush beside the track, then a large stoat appeared from a flax clump and sauntered through long grass towards the track. When it realised I was beside the track it stood up on its hind legs like a meer cat and we eyeballed each other for a few seconds. I lifted my camera to take a photo, but the stoat raced back into the flax. We were about 1.5m from each other!

There was a bait station about 15m west of the stoat location. I've advised the park rangers of the sighting. Would be a good place to put a trap. This track runs alongside a huge wetland which is home to bitterns and fernbirds.

Photo shows location of stoat sighting.

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What

Stoat Mustela erminea

Observer

faerthen

Date

February 6, 2008 10:56 PM PST

Description

Katie Moriarty camera trap.

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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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