long-tailed weasel


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  • noun

Synonyms for long-tailed weasel

the common American weasel distinguished by large size and black-tipped tail

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Long-tailed weasels range from 11 to 16 inches in size, including the tail, with the males larger than the females.
Long-tailed weasels have only one litter each spring, regardless of food supply--unlike least and short-tailed weasels, which can have a second litter in late summer.
The long-tailed weasel is considered a generalist predator that consumes a wide variety of small vertebrates.
The long-tailed weasel Mustela frenata Lichtenstein 1831 has the largest range of any mustelid in the Western Hemisphere, with a known distribution extending from southern Canada throughout the United States, Mexico, and Central America, and into northern South America.
It would be worthwhile to determine if least weasels interact with long-tailed weasels in manners similar to their described interactions with ermines.
Mink, raccoon, opossum, long-tailed weasel, red fox, and badger currently have a hunt/trap season that extends from November 1 until February 29.
131 Coyote 0 3 0 7 Domestic Cat 0 3 1 1 Weasel 3 1 0 0 Station-nights 90 90 90 na * Data pooled for fox, coyote, long-tailed weasel, and domestic cat for statistical analysis.
Up to 11 species of mammalian carnivores occur in forested ecosystems of Grand Canyon National Park: cougar Puma concolor, American black bear Ursus americanus, coyote Canis latrans, bobcat Lynx rufus, gray fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus, American badger Taxidea taxus, raccoon Procyon lotor, striped skunk Mephitis mephitis, western spotted skunk Spilogale gracilis, ringtail Bassariscus astutus, and long-tailed weasel Mustela frenata.
However, little is currently known about the status and ecology of the long-tailed weasel (M.
He did not personally observe specimens of eastern mole, muskrat, Norway rat, raccoon (a few were taken for fur each year) or long-tailed weasel.
Our observations suggest that long-tailed weasels prey and potentially eavesdrop on Chiriqui singing mice (S.
It would seem that long-tailed weasels (Mustela frenata) would be fairly common at Willow Slough, but we have seen only three.
Tracks from all 13 species were found in the mature forest, while tracks from four animals--raccoons, long-tailed weasels, and gray and red squirrels--were not found in either of the two younger habitats.
As few as 3,000 fish return today At least ten types of anadromous fish, including chinook that grew as large as 100 pounds, inhabited the river, and their loss has diminished food supplies for river otters, bobcats, long-tailed weasels, and other species along the river.
Conservancy officials said the land provides a wildlife corridor so mountain lions, bobcats, American badgers, gray foxes, mule deer and long-tailed weasels can thrive in the Santa Monica Mountains.