WEASEL (Mustela spp) is a sleek carnivore with a long, slim body and short legs, belonging to the Mustelidae family of mammals (Mustelids). It feeds on birds, INSECTS, RODENTS and other small mammals. Its brown summer coat, dense and lustrous, changes to white in winter wherever snowfall is significant. All 3 Canadian species are found in BC. The long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata), occupies the southern and central mainland and is the largest weasel in the province, growing up to 45 cm. It is...

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