Photo of the Week - "WINK WINK, NUDGE NUDGE, SAY NO MORE" - Weasel (Long Tailed)

March 18, 2021  •  2 Comments

"WINK WINK, NUDGE NUDGE, SAY NO MORE"

Weasel (Long Tailed) - 5 Photos

 

To take that quote from Monty Python: Wink wind, Nudge nudge, say no more!

 

Managed to catch the little weasel in the meadow. It may have had something to do in that she (believe it is a "she") was looking into the sun and couldn't see clearly but as I was taking my shots, I actually had time to think that "wow, this little weasel is hanging out with me for a long time". I honestly thought it was at least 10 minutes or more which in weasel time is extremely long. When I checked the duration of shots taken on the camera, it was just over 2 minutes in total. Time certainly seems to stand still when you are in the moment.

 

And for once, the weasel blinked/winked before I did. (Photo #1)

 

That "dirty/smudgy" look is not due to melting snow & mud, it is actually the commencement of the weasel's transformation to its summer coat. The pinkish/reddish back feet colouring, however, are most likely the result of "having a vole friend for dinner" (to put a twist on that infamous quote of Hannibal Lecter's in "Silence of the Lambs")! :) :) 

 

Hopefully, I will be able to catch up with this amazing mustelid as its coat colouring progresses into the coming months.

 

"WINK WINK"

 

PHOTO #1

Weasel - Long TailedWeasel - Long Tailed"WINK WINK"

PHOTO #2

Weasel - Long TailedWeasel - Long Tailed"THAT WEASEL SMILE"

 

"NUDGE NUDGE"

 

PHOTO #3

Weasel - Long TailedWeasel - Long Tailed"NUDGE, NUDGE"

 

"SAY NO MORE"

 

PHOTO #4

Weasel - Long TailedWeasel - Long Tailed"WHY THIS MUSTELID IS CALLED A 'LONG TAILED' WEASEL"

PHOTO #5

Weasel - Long TailedWeasel - Long Tailed"SAY NO MORE"

 


Comments

Urszula(non-registered)
Wonderful photos!
Our white friend looks great on the glistening snow. I too hope you'll capture him/her changing colour.
Good luck
John Harper(non-registered)
Super series Susan! Great captures! I hope to follow their changing coat through your images.
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