Sep 20th, 2015


The wildlife in this area just goes from strength to strength. Yet another mammal added itself to the long list of ones seen locally, not by us (unfortunately), but by our neighbours over the river. This time it was a young weasel, very sweet looking in the photos, but actually for its size one of Britain’s fiercest predators (apparently an adult can take a fully grown rabbit).

I’ve seen weasel (and stoats) a few times, notably once a mating couple ‘dancing’ round each other on the road near where my parents live, but never one so close. I’d love to see this one if it is still around the area, but I would hope the cats never would – it looks small and fluffy like a prey item – but I think they would be sorry if they tried to catch it.

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