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ermine

1. the European stoat, Mustela erminea.
2. the pelt of Mustela erminea.

ermine marks
small brown or black spots on a white section of coat surrounding one or more coronets; resembles ermine.
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Merv, who hit the stoat near Colsterworth, Lincs, said: "took me about 45 minutes to pull my car apart to get him out.
Apart from the mountain hare in remote Scottish moorland, the stoat is the only British mammal to substantially change the colour of its coat during winter moult.
Kevin Smith landed one of 4lb and a 3lb sea-trout on a Red Cascade, while David Mason caught grilse of 6lb and 5lb 8oz on a tiny Silver Stoats Tail fished on a floating line.
Irish stoats are a diverse and ancient lineage and this study provides the first compelling evidence that a species of mammal found in Ireland today actually survived throughout the worst of the Ice Age weather.
At first John thought he had been attacked by a weasel but as they are not native to Ireland, experts now think the culprit is most likely to have been a stoat.
Only 12 bottles have been created and so far two squirrels and two stoats have been sold.
The stoat, caught by one of these fishy torrents, developed a taste for it and returned to provoke a fulmar into repeat performances by virtually sticking its head into a bird's beak.
He's as mad as a stoat, believes he's from a different planet than us mortals, wears a scarf and overcoat in searing heat, can magically convey messages to his assistant when he's nowhere in sight, enjoys working with Daleks, and his head is like The Tardis.
It had been sent in by a reader, but in my view should never have appeared, showing as it did, a rabbit being attacked by a stoat.
A STOAT hit by a sports car survived a 32-mile journey trapped in the front grille at 70mph.
CREATURE FEATURE: This photo showing a stoat catching a rabbit sent in by Ron Hindhaugh