They have thick brown and black fur, with a distinctive white stripe in the middle of the face and black or brown patches, or "badges," on their cheeks--hence the name "badger." Like other members of the weasel family
, American badgers produce a strong musk odor from glands near the anus, which helps deter would-be predators.
Sea otters are the largest members of the weasel family
, with adult males growing up to 5 feet in length and weighing 80 to 100 pounds, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Meanwhile, in more good news for enthusiasts, recent sightings also confirmed the increase in population of wolverines (Gulo gulo) - carnivorous mammal from the weasel family
(although its size and ferocity is more suggestive of a small bear).
The animal, which belongs to the weasel family
and is about the size of a cat, is one of the rarest in the UK.
Another said that the animals, part of the weasel family
, had left his garden looking like a bomb site and that he was worried they might tunnel through the structures of his house.
They are ferocious, but playful members of the weasel family
(Mustelidae) and on average weigh from 700g to 1100g and are from S0 70cm long.
Which is the largest member of the weasel family
Northumberland Wildlife Trust has won the cash to track the elusive pine marten, a rare member of the weasel family
Wolverines are rare, wide-ranging members of the weasel family
that are associated with wild, remote alpine areas.
Pine martens Twix and Poop mate once a year but when in the mood the catsized member of the weasel family
can do it three or four times a day - for up to two hours at a time.
He warned that ferrets, which belong to the weasel family
, are unsuitable pets for children younger than 5 years of age.
Biologists were hot on the trail of the wolverine, the largest terrestrial member of the weasel family
, and one with an extraordinary devotion to wilderness.
During the Renaissance, the necks, cuffs, and hems of gowns trimmed with ermine, lettice, or miniver (all members of the weasel family
) became hallmarks of fashionable aristocrats.
The six titles comprising this outstanding and enthusiastically recommended series (which are especially recommended acquisitions by school and community libraries as a six volume set for $113.70) includes Insect Eaters (1593891741); Marsupials (159389175X); Rodents (1593891775); Small Cats (1593891768); The Weasel Family
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Despite their three-pound weight and two-foot maximum length, these docile-looking members of the weasel family
are quite voracious in taking on prairie dogs that often are larger, weigh more and put up a fight.