Ermine tracks at the edge of dense brush along Humboldt Bay.
In rocky meadow below West Maroon Pass, 9 AM, sunny & warm
tracks of 2 left feet
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. Since the late 19th century, stoats have been introduced to New Zealand to control rabbits, but...