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polecat

Putorius putorius (syn. Mustela putorius putorius), a member of the Mustelidae family of Carnivora. It has a long body, short legs, short furry tail and beady eyes and is about 2 ft long. Brown in color but some varieties, e.g. the ferret, have their own distinctive color. Can eject a foul smelling material from its anal glands when attacked. Its pelt is called fitch.
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Everyone aligns like this on each of the plays, except for the fullback in Polecat 2.
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Mr Grewcock said: "I've never seen a live polecat before.
Last night, a shaken Debbie said: "It shot along the bar and, before I knew it, the polecat had sunk its teeth into the fleshy part of my right hand.
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The first baby polecat, who was only four-weeks-old, was just opening his eyes when he was found on July 18 at Rhandirmwyn in Llandovery.
POLECAT numbers have risen in recent years as the once-threatened mammal spreads out from its Mid Wales stronghold.
Like a territorial polecat, it emphasised the role of local authorities in the same breath as acknowledging the benefits of a regional approach.
The Scottish SPCA didn't believe me and said it must be a badger or polecat.