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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

aglen

Date

March 3, 2015 11:06 AM NZDT

Description

Active in daytime, moving along creek line

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Stoat Mustela erminea

Observer

nzwide

Date

February 28, 2015

Description

Caught in trap
Photo staged

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What

Ermine Mustela erminea

Observer

mgarvie

Date

January 25, 2015

Description

Tracks on the edge of a forest.

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Square

What

Stoat (Mustela erminea) Mustela erminea

Observer

kathykillam18

Date

January 29, 2015 06:59 PM EST

Description

White winter coat with black tipped tail

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Stoat Mustela erminea

Observer

michellelambert

Date

January 6, 2015

Description

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

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

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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.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

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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.

Photos / Sounds

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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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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