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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.
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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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RSPB Scotland aims to wipe out all the stoats on Orkney in order to conserve native wildlife.
Because stoats are known to be able to swim distances just shy of two miles - and in some cases recorded in New Zealand more than three miles - the ONWP will seek to ensure that highrisk islands within close distance of the mainland are stoat-free, allowing the natural wildlife to carry on unmolested.
Later the same day I came across a stoat which had partly changed its coat to winter white but not completely.
Rats stowed away on ships, and settlers introduced opossums for the fur trade and stoats to control rabbits.
"Rats, possums and stoats kill 25 million of our native birds every year, and prey on other native species such as lizards and, along with the rest of our environment, we must do more to protect them," Key said in a (https://national.org.nz/news/2016-07-25-new-zealand-to-be-predator-free-by-2050) statement .
He feared that he had run it over but the following morning, at his home 32 miles away in Ewerby, near Sleaford, he found the "motor stoat" peeping out from the grille of the BMW Z4, stuck but uninjured.
Italian animal rights campaigners are urging Pope Benedict to stop wearing ermine on his hats and robes, appealing to his reputation as a cat lover.The Italian Association for Defence of Animals and the Environment has started an online petition asking the pontiff to stop wearing fur..Ermine is the white winter fur of the stoat, which has been used to trim the crowns, ceremonial hats and robes of European royalty, aristocrats, judges and popes for centuries.C[pounds sterling]The pope has a cat he loves a lot, so why doesn't he use it for one of his capes ;C[yen] wrote one of the petitioners, who signed as Sergio Porcelli from Ercolano, near Naples.
Those who are not bound to a wheelchair can use the lectern as well, while sitting on an office chair or a drafting stoat, or by standing.
Jackson County Farmers Market Where: Parallel to Mill Stoat, more commonly referred to as Buck Street by the locals.
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The previous night's Springwatch featured a stoat finding a chaffinch nest and making off with all four chicks.