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mustelid I.D. please #6571905
07/11/19 12:29 PM
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The animal chasing the white ermine is a:
1) long-tailed weasel
2) mink
3) marten
4) ?

Thank you.




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Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: joepennanti] #6571910
07/11/19 12:41 PM
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Looks like a red squirrel to me,Joe but he might be a little crazy.

Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: joepennanti] #6571929
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I can't imagine an ermine running FROM a squirrel. But it DOES look that way


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Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: joepennanti] #6571947
07/11/19 02:04 PM
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I agree it's a squirrel.


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Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: joepennanti] #6571955
07/11/19 02:35 PM
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Maybe the Squirrel has a nest that the Ermine poked his head in? I think a lot of norms go out the window when critters are defending nest/young.


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Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: Trapset] #6571960
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There's snow on the ground, the short-tailed weasel is white = too early in the year for a squirrel nest/young.


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Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: joepennanti] #6571973
07/11/19 03:11 PM
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I believe its a squirrel also- not only its movements and tail seem so, turning the sound up- definitely hear squirrel sound, to me.

I have seen red squirrels very aggressive in behaviour , depending on mood, and time of year. In fall Ive seen them act crazy in their frantic gathering food times...even killing birds at my feeders if they can catch them. I wouldn't have believed that If I hadn't of seen it happen.

Many animals react to what they see as a predator anyway , it wouldn't surprise me if the squirrel saw the ermine as something to chase regardless.

Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: joepennanti] #6571978
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Travel in those woods it would be advised you have to be armed for speedy ground attacks.

Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: joepennanti] #6572016
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I'm glad I'm not the only one that thought squirrel.


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Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: joepennanti] #6572023
07/11/19 04:56 PM
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Have seen Red squirrels chase many things several times their size. For the size challenged it seems an aggressive offense is the most successful defense. Rodent incisors are not sometime to be ignored either. Red squirrels don't JUST eat pine cones and mushrooms.


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Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: joepennanti] #6572066
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Sharon that sound, to me, sounds like the ermine. That's the same sound LT-weasels make immediately prior to and during dispatch; fear.

Drake I know pine squirrels are omnivorous I caught 20+ last season using fresh mouse as bait; but none of them were caught at sets where weasels had been previously caught - it's as if just the scent of weasel at a remake is enough to deter them. I'm sure they pursue smaller rodents, I'm just having a hard time believing one would pursue a weasel. I wish the footage were clearer.


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Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: joepennanti] #6572096
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I'm going with option #4... Extremely p1$$ed-0ff!


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Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: joepennanti] #6572121
07/11/19 08:36 PM
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I got dizzy and fell over.


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Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: joepennanti] #6572122
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How about a white weasel playing with a brown weasel?


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Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: white17] #6572179
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Originally Posted by white17
I can't imagine an ermine running FROM a squirrel. But it DOES look that way


Those Pineys got some brass !
You'd know that if you ever grab one bare-handed.
I agree with a Pine squirrel chasing down an ermine.
A case of "And the meek shall inherit the earth..." (except in Alaska ) smile


Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: joepennanti] #6572211
07/11/19 10:40 PM
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Body language suggest another weasel.


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Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: joepennanti] #6572301
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Freeze the frame @ 0:35

It stops for a millisecond and looks straight at the camera.

Look at the ears.

If the title of this clip were Weasel Chased By Another Weasel ... I wonder how many of you would say it's a squirrel doing the chasing.

Too elongated to be a squirrel IMHO
Too small to be a mink or marten.

I've come to believe long-tailed weasels will not tolerate the presence short-tail weasels (aka ermine) and I believe the clip shows a LT on the verge of killing a ST.

Just my $0.02

Thanks for the input, hope it took your minds off the heat/humidity for a few minutes.

How many days till trapping season?


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Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: joepennanti] #6572336
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red squirrel chasing the weasel...don't over think it

Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: joepennanti] #6572652
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I think it's the rabbit from Monty Python

Re: mustelid I.D. please [Re: joepennanti] #6572871
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There is only one animal that can keep pace with a weasel.
Another weasel.
Holy crap those things are fast.

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