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Least Weasel

Observed: 28th February 2011 By: gf2665
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Gill Sinclair's picture

Small mustelid

I wouldn't really be able to say for certain from the head alone whether this is a weasel or a small stoat. Did you see its tail? Did it have a black tip? If not, it is a weasel.

Gill Sinclair
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this is a weasel as there was

this is a weasel as there was no black tip on the tail. It was pointed out to me by the tram workers in the area it was spotted. They believed it to be at least semi-tame as it regularly took food from them.

the naturalist man's picture

Weasel

There are also two short brown points coming down from the eye into the white throat and possibly at least one brown spot/smudge on the throat - these are never present on stoat.

Graham Banwell

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