Medium sized animals with short-legs and huge front claws. Body is highly variable in color from gray and brown to orange and almost black and they molt their coarse fur once a year changing color further. A broad white stripe is typical from back of head to the base of the tail. Distinctive long toes […]
Similar to Minks in size, with light brown, yellow and white coloration and distinct black feet. Black rings also appear around eyes and tip of tail. Although once common, today they are very rare in the wild and endangered, only three wild populations are known to exist.
A medium sized weasel with a long slim body with small head, small ears and hair covered, black-tipped tail that is about one third of the body length. Can be difficult to tell apart from Long-Tailed Weasels. Color changes with the season for camouflage. Habitat varies and they can be found up to elevations of […]
Similar in appearance to Martens, but larger with darker uniform fur that can appear silvery around face and whiskers. They have large rounded ears, pointy snouts and glossy fur. Climb trees, burrow in ground holes and are diurnally active. Fisher tracks are usually found near water and body prints can show up. Descend trees headfirst […]
Minks have long and narrow bodies similar to weasels with bushy tipped tails. They are larger than Ermines and Least Weasels. Preferred habitat is mixed eco-systems along edges of lakes and streams. They typically build dens in marshy wetland environments where food sources are plentiful.
Long thin weasel that changes color seasonally from dark brown to white in the winter. Thin body allows these animals to follow prey into small openings where they wrap their body around prey and then bite to kill. Typically found in meadows, swamps and fields. Uncommon in heavily wooded areas.
Member of the weasel family that with a longer tail and larger body than Ermines and Least Weasels. Also can be difficult to differentiate from short-tailed weasels but they usually have black tip on end of slightly longer tails. They are rare and less common than both Ermines and Least Weasels in spite of having […]
Long slender mammal larger than a mink with round ears, short legs and medium length bushy tail. Color ranges from light tan to nearly black. Generally found in close proximity to Boreal forests and are diurnally active. They are great climbers and tree dwellers. Tracks are rare to find and toe pads do not show […]
Long and narrow bodied semi-aquatic animals with adaptations that make travel in water efficient including thick oily skin under dense fur, webbed toes for swmming and small ears to reduce friction under water. They thrive in healthy marshes, streams and diverse wetland ecosystems. These animals are sensitive to pollution and their presence is an indication […]
These marine mammals are the heaviest members of the weasel family. Limbs are webbed but more like paws than the flipper like limbs of seals. Rear limbs are more like flippers than front. Can often be viewed near shorelines swimming on the surface of water on their backs. Unlike River Otters which can be found […]