Weasel

We have caught the smallest carnivore in the country on the trap camera:

Trail camera

All a bit of a blur but its a weasel. Eating mainly mice and voles (these are 60 to 80% of its diet – it also eats frogs, rats and birds) and needing to consume a quarter to a third of its body weight every day, this little animal keeps covering the ground. A hunting trip can be 2.5km and its territory is 10 to 20 acres and thats a big territory for such a small animal.

Foxes, owls and other birds of prey would be interested in eating this weasel should they get the chance, but they’d have to look lively because its moving on by pretty fast…..

 

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