#AtoZChallenge – Stoat

This little guy might look cute, but he’s a killer. Also known as the short tailed weasel or ermine, this critter has been known to have a devastating effect on bird populations.

The fur from the stoat, is used in British coronation robes, and often in the robes of the Catholic Pontiffs and Cardinals.

By Steve Hillebrand, USFWS [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

10 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge – Stoat”

  1. This is a new little critter to me. He looks so sweet and innocent. Quite active according to the video. I’m glad we don’t have any around here. It’s hard enough to keep the cats away from the birds.

  2. Is it known as stoat fur? Because for some reason stoat looks familiar to me, and I know I’ve never seen the critter before.

  3. But, he looks so cuddly! Hee, hee…

    I have never heard of a stoat before. I don’t like hearing that they use their fur in robes. That makes me sad. 🙁

  4. Stopping by from the #atozchallenge 2015! Don’t forget our after party. The Reflections Linky List will open on Monday May 4th.
    Great post. Scrolling down your page, I couldn’t help but stop at this post. That’s a great pic! I’m following you on your listed social media sites.
    J @JLenniDorner

  5. Thanks for stopping by Lenni. I’ve followed you back on Twitter as well. Glad you liked my #AtoZChallenge posts. Will try to make it to the after party on Monday. 🙂

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