"THERE'S STILL SOME GROWING TO DO" - Weasel (Long Tailed)

October 23, 2021  •  2 Comments

"THERE'S STILL SOME GROWING TO DO"

Weasel (Long Tailed) - 6 Photos

 

I sometimes wish I had the reflexes and speed of a weasel, in order to capture the weasel's movements. And add to that some tricky lighting conditions. 

 

I spotted the tell tale (pardon the pun) sign of the weasel's lion cub like tail disappearing along a log, as I stepped off a path to let some people go by. 

 

I thought I had lost it when I saw one magpie fly over to a downed tree stump, followed by another. They both were on a low branch, looking directly down. "No, it can't be," I thought when out came the weasel and disappeared again.

 

Well thanks to my two informants who flew to a second downed log, I found the little mustelid. Had a number of photos without heads which is where the wish comes from but here is one cute weasel. Because of those big ears, I believe it was born this Spring. And as a side note, a friend had taken a photo of another Long Tailed Weasel a few days ago and it was in the transition stage, not quite yet white. So perhaps, the youngsters take a little longer into metamorphosing to their pure white winter coats.

 

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Comments

Urszula(non-registered)
Wonderful closeups!
It is a real mastery to get such close photos of this fast animal, even if cropped. Beautiful colours too, congratulations.
John Harper(non-registered)
Wonderful series! Soon they’ll be turning coats I’m sure.
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