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Scientific name: Mustela erminea Also known as: Short-tailed weasel.

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1 Scientific name: Mustela erminea Also known as: Short-tailed weasel

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3 - long and slim body - short tail - short legs - circumference of head: 17-33cm - cicrumference of tail: 4-12 cm - weight: g back

4 Alps Pyrenees Carpathian Mount. Greenland Japan Canada back

5 meadowriver banks mountains

6 day and night active Hiding places: Gaps in a rock, hollowed trees, beneath stone piles, abandoned home of other animals Territory: hectare, several nests made of hair and feathers. Solitary – except while mating Stoats mark off their territories by a fluid from their anal gland, which repells rivals. back

7 moles fish back mice birds rats lizards bugs

8 hunting during dawn detecting its prey through sense of smell and hearing stands on ist back legs for a good look-around sneaking up, jumps, lethal bite in the head back

9 mating in late spring or in summer latency gestation period: about 1 month birth in april or may, average of 6-9 cubs pups: -2-3 g -blind and helpless -suckled for 6 weeks back

10 bird of prey fox badger

11 average of 1-2 years, due to enemies can be up to 7 years A lot of stoats die due to parasites, which they get from mice. The parasites live in the nose, get into the brain and lead to death. back


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