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Location: Newport Maine
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I caught this weasel in January . He killed six chickens before I caught him. They are extremely bold, this one was eating meat from my hand and finished the entire piece. He would have eaten the finger off my hand if I let him. It's a good thing these things are no bigger than they are. If one of these critters was as big as a dog and fought with a dog, the dog would die !!!!!!

I took him for a ride ( 4 miles) and released him. If I didn't have chickens I would have left him alone...They are great at reducing rodents on the farm , but he found the chickens to be a tastier meal !!!

I've seen quite a few while hunting in Maine. One day I was bow hunting and I set down behind a blow down overlooking a deer trail. While I was there a weasel scampered along the blow down and came within a few feet of me. I was in complete camo and he didn't even know I was there. I had to move so he would not climb on me. They are usually on the trail of something and they mean business. They will kill all the rats in a den and then take over the den.................They are excellent rodent control critters !

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Ounce for ounce, nothing tougher than a weasel.

When I was about 12, I hit one with a chesnutt fired from my homemade sling shot, and it dropped like a stone. Thinking it was dead, I picked it up..Wasn't a good idea. What a nasty bite I got. Weasels have no sense of humor at all !

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Not to sound too dumb here, but I didn't know they were white. Do they just turn for the winter or is this it?
I've never seen one in person.

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Unit5A wrote:
Not to sound too dumb here, but I didn't know they were white. Do they just turn for the winter or is this it?
I've never seen one in person.

They are all white in the winter with the exception of a small black tip on their tail. They are the color of minks in the summer.

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Thanks Golf. Thumbs up

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Well I guess Wally the Weasel should change his name to Eddie the Erwine,
cousin to the ferret

http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/ermine.htm

Lots of ineresting stuff if you just do a google on "ermine or weasel"

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Location: Newport Maine
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If they were as big as a couger, we'd all better look out neener! Evil! ..... ....and..... neener! Run like heck !!!!!!!!!!

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