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stoat

(stōt), European name for the short-tailed weaselweasel,
name for certain small, lithe, carnivorous mammals of the family Mustelidae (weasel family). Members of this family are generally characterized by long bodies and necks, short legs, small rounded ears, and medium to long tails.
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, Mustela erminea, also called ermineermine,
name for a number of northern species of weasel having white coats in winter, and highly prized for their white fur. It most commonly refers to the white phase of Mustela erminea, called short-tailed weasel in North America and stoat in the Old World.
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 when in its white winter phase.

stoat

a small Eurasian musteline mammal, Mustela erminea, closely related to the weasels, having a brown coat and a black-tipped tail: in the northern parts of its range it has a white winter coat and is then known as an ermine
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Thats why we all need to work together to rid New Zealand of rats, stoats and possums by 2050.
Driver Merv Draper was heading home late at night when he swerved to avoid a stoat and thought he had missed it.
The stoat, a vicious predator, is widespread of course,but good views are few and far between,and sightings of one in white winter fur are even scarcer still in our area.
Tim said: "I had watched the stoat chasing a rabbit, which it caught, and then the stoat jumped on the rabbit's back.
Merv, who hit the stoat near Colsterworth, Lincs, said: "It took me about 45 minutes to pull my car apart to get him out.
Stuart McFarlane from Otley fished the Newton Beat, landing a 3lb 8oz sea-trout on a size 12 Silver Stoats Tail followed by a coloured 10lb cock salmon to a Red Cascade which he returned.
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The elderly man who lives alone was woken from his sleep to find a stoat sucking blood from his lip.
I'M REALLY SICK OF YOU Birdwatcher Mike Rhodes captured this amazing picture of a stoat goading a fulmar at its nest on Holy Island after keeping an all-day vigil.
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THE patience of birdwatcher Mike Rhodes paid off during a visit to Holy Island with a set of remarkable photographs of a daring stoat with a taste for processed seafood.