This is a tale (not tail) of two weasels. Both were extremely cheeky & outfoxed me. Or should I should say "out weaseled me!
Weasel No. 1 was kind enough to stay in one place long enough to give the camera time to focus and take a couple of shots. Then it was off. I tried to follow its path through the wooded grove to find it at one point sitting, yes sitting, on the stump that I had just vacated. Gone again. Cheeky little weasel! :)
Weasel No. 2 popped up behind me as I was taking some shots of a pair of ospreys who have been putting the final touches to their nest building. I saw something out of my peripheral and there was the weasel peeking out from behind some debris. Off it scampered down the path.
So I tried to follow and met a couple on the path walking their dog. "You haven't seen a weasel by any chance?" From their incredulous stares, I assumed "no". Then we all looked forward and there was the cheeky little weasel standing up on the path. "Oh, there it is", I said and caught a few quick shots.
And I might not be the only one late to the party.
If you compare the two weasels, you will probably see that the first one's chest & underbelly is mostly white. The second one's coat has turned that lovely tawny colour, including the underbelly. So Weasel No. 1 might be late to the party in the changeover of its coat from Winter to Spring. Or perhaps, just a different variation of colouring.
No matter what the reason, weasels with regard to this particular two-legged, are faster, more agile & probably even brighter. :)
WEASEL NO. 1
WEASEL NO. 2