Small brown creature with white 'bib' and black tip to the tail. Long and thin. Long neck. Arched back. Followed, attacked, killed and dragged away a rabbit, much larger than itself.
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What an amazing think to see, and to catch on camera. Great!
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)
Great picture, and shows the diagnostic black tip to the stoat's tail really well.
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
A well-taken, very rare opportunity.
Exellent Photo,I have seen these elusive creatures at work,I witnessed one chase a rabbit for over an hour around and around a field before it lay down and awaited its fate.They dont give up their prey easily either if they think you might want it.
Lat/Lng: 51.70989, -1.47241
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BBOWT Chimney Meadows nature reserve