Scientific name: Mustela nivalis
Nature Stars: 70
About: A small predator, like a mini version of the Stoat, around 20cm long with a relatively short tail. Weasels are very active hunters, feeding on small mammals and birds. They are found in a variety of habitats: woodland, grassland, hedgerows, heathland and moorland.
How to identify: Orangey-brown above, with a white throat and belly. Smaller than Stoat, with a relatively shorter tail with no black tip.
Where: Found throughout England, Wales and Scotland, but absent from Northern Ireland and most islands.
Fantastic fact: Weasels are so agile, they will even climb trees and enter nest boxes where they eat baby birds and eggs.
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