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Archival Anecdotes: The short-tailed weasel


March 9, 2020

This creature, the short-tailed weasel also goes by the name of ermine and has a Latin moniker of Mustela erminea.

Weighing in at less than a quarter-pound live, the ermine is known for its voracious nature. The ermine inhabits brushy or wooded areas, often making dens in ground burrows, under stumps, rock piles or old buildings.

Ermines are active throughout the year, making the most of ever...

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