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Common Name: Least Weasel



Scientific Name:
Mustela nivalis  

Varied habitat including old fields, open woodlands, and brushy areas.

Carnivorous, especially mice, shrews, insects, ground nesting birds, and carrion.

Interesting Facts:
This is the smallest carnivore in Pennsylvania with a total length of only eight inches and weight of only two ounces!

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