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  • English
    • Short-tailed Weasel
    • Stoat
    • Ermine
  • Scientific Names
    • Mustela erminea
  • French
    • hermine
  • Spanish
    • Armiño
  • Portuguese
    • Arminho
  • German
    • Hermelin
    • Großes Wiesel
    • Kurzschwanzwiesel

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Recent observations

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What

Stoat Mustela erminea

Observer

michellelambert

Date

January 6, 2015

Description

Was running around in the riverbed area of the Woolshed creek carpark.

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No photos or sounds

What

stoat Mustela erminea

Observer

lstella

Date

January 7, 2015 02:00 PM NZDT

Description

Saw a stoat running across access track around 2pm - it was a mid-brown colour with white undersides and somewhat darker tail and an estimated c.300mm long, nose to end of tail.

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What

stoat Mustela erminea

Observer

johnb-nz

Date

December 27, 2014

Description

Fresh kill just removed from trap.

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What

Stoat (dead) Mustela erminea

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 25, 2014

Description

Dead in the middle of the track. Had clearly been dead for a while (it was crisp) but didn't appear to have been partly eaten. No idea about cause of death.

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No photos or sounds

What

Stoat Mustela erminea

Observer

parkecology

Date

December 5, 2014 12:26 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Stoat Mustela erminea

Observer

erikamitchell

Date

December 7, 2014 12:42 PM EST

Place

adamant vt (Google, OSM)

Description

This small animal scurried across my trail about 40 feet in front of me. It was 8-10" long, creamy white, except for black margins along the tail. It disappeared into the underbrush too quickly for a picture, but I think these were its tracks.

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Square

What

stoat Mustela erminea

Date

November 14, 2014

Description

Dead!

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Armiño Mustela erminea

Observer

cesarpollo5

Date

February 26, 1997

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Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

fomichev

Date

August 3, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

stoat Mustela erminea

Observer

illona

Date

November 17, 2014

Place

wilton, nz (Google, OSM)

Description

Stoat seen crossing road between Bowen and Blackbridge Road going towards Otari - reported to Crofton Downs Predator Free community.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

stoat Mustela erminea

Observer

illona

Date

November 17, 2014

Description

2 stoats reported to NZBSL staff in Central Park - rough information as only left on vehicle

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

finrod

Date

June 20, 2006

Description

often seen, also in the following days, in Gaish and up to the "Cosmos Station"

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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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