Popping up to watch us through the boardwalk
Evidence of a small short-tailed weasel. It was found dead on the road to Quarry Hill Park.
Saw a very curious young weasel then a momma with a dead mouse! Brown with White belly with a few chest spots and black tipped tail. In wet woods river floodplain area with lots of trees no path pretty sure they were short tailed weasels
About 8" from head to end of body. Tail is a little over 3" I was told that this had been there for a month.
Call to callcentre - Dead stoat in the gutter next to Prince of Wales park, about 20 metres down from the path which the entrance to the park (next to a short fence that was installed to stop a rockfall). Caller just wanted to let us know.
Another dead stoat on the road. I saw one in Tai Tapu yesterday. I wonder if this year's juveniles are on the move out of their family's territories.
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...