leapin’ weasel

Posted March 25th, 2009 by kcorliss. Comments Off on leapin’ weasel.

Or rather ermine.

In the midst of the dour and chaotic flood news permeating the area, I couldn’t help but pass along a cool photograph taken last week at the Upper Souris NWR. Rod F. of Minot gave me permission to post this. What a great action shot:

Three weasel species are found in North America–long-tailed, short-tailed, and least–all of which can be seen in North Dakota. When the animals are sporting their white winter coats they are known as ermines and become valuable for their fur. Which species is depicted above? Obviously this is a long-tailed weasel.

Thanks Rod.

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