While watching this weasel, I was reminded of an incident told to me by a friend several years ago.
She was in limbo between jobs and was, for the first time, at home most of the day with her two dogs. The dogs followed her everywhere she went. When they both followed her into the downstairs bathroom, she called a time out. "Okay", she said. "You can wait for me at the closed door. One way in, one way out. I'm not escaping anywhere."
So when this weasel went into a small hole in a log with no other exit, I knew all I had to do was wait.
Unfortunately, for the weasel there was no food "in the pantry" but for me, there was a great opportunity to catch this little mustelid exiting the log. And although the hole looks like a cavern, it was probably no wider than 8 inches wide.
"ONE WAY OUT"