Weasel
Fact File
Taken at Skateraw on 19th February 2017 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 


 
Weasel.
Scientific Name:
Family:
Order:
A.K.A.
Mustela nivalis
Mustelidae.
Carnivora.

Nest:
Description:





Length:

Food:

Feature:
The abandoned burrow of another species such as a mole or rat.
The body is slender and elongated and the legs and tail are
relatively short. The colour varies geographically, as does
the pelage type and length of tail. The dorsal surface, flanks,
limbs and tail of the animal are usually some shade of brown
while the underparts are white. The line delineating the
boundary between the two colours is usually straight.
Male:     Length: 13 - 26 cms.          Tail: 1.2 - 8.7 cms.
Female: Length: 11.4 - 20.4. cms.   Tail: 1.7 - 6 cms.
Mouse-like rodents, including mice, hamsters and gerbils.
In some districts of ancient Macedon, women who suffered from
headaches after having washed their heads in water drawn
overnight would assume that a weasel had previously used
the water as a mirror, but they would refrain from mentioning
the animal's name for fear that it would destroy their clothes?