The time we saw a stoat (or a weasel)

Monday, March 26, 2018

Quick! There's a weasel! 
Over there, in the wall just poking it's head out of the stones.
I can't see it!
After a puzzled squint and moving to see the wall from the same spot as C I finally managed to see the little creature, which was about a tenth of the size I was expecting! Honestly, I assumed this would be cat-sized and it completely took me by surprise how minute this little guy turned out to be.
Thankfully I had my camera close by and snapped away though the window (it was the best I could do, your honour) a few came out ok.
Yes, the lights reflected off the windows but when else will I get the chance to photograph such a cutie? After much debate and reflection we decided this is probably a stoat as we can just about make out a black tail tip.
Such a long body!!
I've seen this type of creature scurry across the road in a flash but never up close. Fascinating. And you?
Take care,

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  1. These are great photos, Sophie! I'm not sure what the difference is between stoats and weasels tbh, I don't think I've ever seen either of them up close.

    1. The stoat is the larger of the two it's tail is longer and is black on the end you some times can be really lucky and get good views with patience if you spot one

  2. Nice to get photos Sophie well done.

  3. Awww, how lucky to capture an image of it! So cute and a real bonny colour. I always get muddled over which creature is an ermine in the winter? Stoat or weasel or something else entirely?

  4. I think we've had one in lounge, Socks brought it in and then beat a hasty retreat. I'm sure I've told you the story. It was terrifying, made the worst smell I've ever encountered and had to be caught with a colander whilst wearing oven mitts!
    Cute from a distance though :)


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