Posts tagged: short tailed weasel

Ermine Tales

By , August 21, 2010

Michelle’s recent encounter with a short tailed weasel on the beach has recalled other encounters on and near our homestead.

Early birds reading yesterday’s post may have understood Michelle’s visitor to be a least weasel. Our assumption proved to be mistaken when we consulted our nature guides. Continue reading 'Ermine Tales'»

Never Tease a Weasel: A Brief Visit with a Neighbor

By , August 20, 2010

This isn’t my story to tell, but if I don’t write it down, it may never be told.

The other evening, Michelle was out on our beach, finishing up some laundry and draining the wash basins. She saw something small and furry race across the beach below her. The local squirrels have been doing that frequently the last few weeks, but this animal was different. About the same size as the younger squirrels, this creature’s fur was soft brown on top, bright white below. Its features were exquisitely small, its eyes bright and penetrating. This was a short tailed weasel. Continue reading 'Never Tease a Weasel: A Brief Visit with a Neighbor'»

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