Binoculars are 6" long.
Small weasel hunting chipmunks in the bushes around my camp. Had a all white belly,making it a Short-tailed Weasel,which are uncommon and only found at high elevations this far south. This was in a mixed Spruce-Fir and Aspen forest at about 10,000 feet in the La Sal Mountains.
with prey, seen about .4 miles from the summit
Night viewing in headlights of white, large squirrel-like animal crossing the rural road we live on in Chelsea. A neighbor came and described a viewing behind our garage of the same kind of animal. Upon doing research, we decided it was an Ermine
This unfortunate creature was found dead on our driveway, apparently attacked by another animal - had a gash in its neck. We had not seen one of these in the 42 years that we've lived here, so we thought it might not be too common in Moretown.
Seen crossing a snow covered road at night. Pure white body, approximately one foot in length. I will return to the area to try and spot him again.
Beautiful weasel in full winter white with black-tipped tail - Ermine!
Small weasel, sandy colored on top with white under, approx. 12" long, found peeking out of a cattle guard in the middle Sherwin Creek Road near Hwy 395.
I've been told that this particular critter is a subspecies - an Irish Stoat or Easog (Mustela erminea hibernica)
Observed 2 chasing each other at north end of field in woodline.
The stoat or ermine (Mustela erminea) is a small mammal of the family Mustelidae. It is also known as a Shorttail (or Short-tailed) Weasel and less frequently as an ermelin. Sometimes "ermine" refers to the animal only when it has white fur, while "stoat" only refers to when it has brown fur.