Sunday, 7 April 2013

Weasel Again

 Accusatory stare.


 This is how small weasels are. The hole he is peeping out of is a water vole burrow!


I've now spotted this weasel - or one very like it - three times in six weeks. This is obviously his (her) hunting patch. I must see if I can find out about the impact of weasel predation on water vole colonies.

6 comments:

Sally Quilford said...

Wow, what a shot of the weasel, Kate. Fantastic!

Kate said...

Thanks! They're not usually so bold; I was lucky.

Square Sparrow said...


The shot of the weasel giving an accusatory stare is brilliant – they are incredibly hard to get on camera as they move so quickly. When I was growing up we had four or five stoats who came and “danced” in our garden – we would watch them out of my parents’ sitting-room window. I can understand why rabbits are mesmerised by them!

Kate said...

Fantastic. I'd love to see a dancing stoat!

Richard said...

What a fantastic photo of the weasel.

Also great to see your water voles out and about, our local water voles are still being somewhat camera shy. Hopefully that will improve soon.

Kate said...

I'm sure they will. Let bus know!