This predator is found In Europe, Asia, the USA, and has been introduced into New Zealand, living in forested areas. Its main diet is rodents and rabbits, which it kills with an accurate and powerful bite to the back of the neck. While mostly a nocturnal animal, it does hunt during the day. They grow to around six to nine inches. At the beginning of winter, in the northern ranges, the Ermine’s coat losses its dark fur and grows a white coat, with the tip of the tail remaining black. This white coat is prized in the fur trade. This animal is also known as the Short Tailed Weasel.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Further information on this record can be found at its source.