Swanbeck, Eric
October 2006
New York State Conservationist;Oct2006, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p10
The article presents the author's observations about the longtail weasel, or Mustela frenata, and its habitat and behavior. Most of the year, the longtail weasel is brownish in color; however in winter the northern species turns all white except for the tip of the tail, which is black. Its diet consists of mice, voles, rabbits, shrews, chipmunks, rats, birds, poultry, insects, and earth worms; however, the weasel is also a scavenger.


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