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The Ermine (Mustela erminea), also known as short-tailed weasel, is ounce for ounce one of the toughest predators on the planet. The ermine is an opportunistic predator, which moves rapidly and checks every available burrow or crevice for food. Because of their larger size, male are less successful than females in pursuing rodents far into tunnels. Soda Butte Creek confluence with Lamar River, Yellowstone.
The Ermine (Mustela erminea), also known as short-tailed weasel, is ounce for ounce one of the toughest predators on the planet. The ermine is an opportunistic predator, which moves rapidly and checks every available burrow or crevice for food. Because of their larger size, male are less successful than females in pursuing rodents far into tunnels. Soda Butte Creek confluence with Lamar River, Yellowstone.
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