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Short-tailed Weasel
Mustela erminea





credit: Steve Hillebrand


A short-tailed weasel with a dark tail tip and (typically) white on feet. Smaller than Long-tailed Weasel, with a relatively shorter tail (less than 44% head-body length). Males are 40-80% larger than females; animals can also be sexed by genital morphology. Back is brown in summer. Winter coat is white, with a black tail tip.

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