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Common Name: Ermine or Short-tailed Weasel




Scientific Name:
Mustela erminea  

Woodlands preferred but sometimes found in open country.

Carnivorous—mostly small rodents.

Interesting Facts:
In summer, the ermine is dark brown above and white washed with yellow below. In the winter, it turns completely white except for a black tip on the tail.

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