Skip Navigation

Species Search:
Ask an Expertthreatened and/or endangered

small weasel-like animal

my cat brought up a small animal that looks like a weasel or ferret. it is white underneath, light tan on rest of body. it is about 7 inches long. any help would be appreciated. thanks, vince

Wildlife Expert - David Herlocker

Sounds like a Least Weasel, a beautiful, seldom seen creature that is the smallest carnivore in North America. Unfortunately, one of the reasons that wild animals are disappearing from many areas is a result of domestic cats, both feral and well fed, that continue to pursue their natural hunting instincts.

Related to this Question

Least Weasel
Mustela nivalis

2 articles:
New Search