Mustela putorius


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Noun1.Mustela putorius - dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatenedMustela putorius - dark brown mustelid of woodlands of Eurasia that gives off an unpleasant odor when threatened
mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal - fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
genus Mustela, Mustela - type genus of the family Mustelidae: minks and weasels
ferret - domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits
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Cervus 3 Beaver Castor fiber 40 Fox Vulpes vulpes 4 Bear Ursus arctos 2 Hare Lepus europaeus 2 Polecat Mustela putorius 1 Marten Martes martes 2 Otter Lutra lutra 1 Rat Rattus rattus 6 Shrew Sorex araneus 4 Mole Talpa europaea 1 Water vole Arvicola terrestris 2 Unidentified mammal (cattle-sized) 803 Unidentified mammal (pig/sheep-sized) 757 Birds Domestic fowl Gallus gallus 22 Goose Anser anser 3 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 1 Rook Corvus frugilegus 1 Unidentified bird 63 Note: excludes over 2000 fragments of small mammal bone flakes recovered through careful collection and sieving.
Pet ferrets are a domesticated subspecies of Mustela putorius, which is native to Europe.
The European polecat, Mustela putorius, is one of the true treasures of the British countryside, with their "bandit-mask" faces and elusive nature, it is difficult to deny that they are an absorbing and exceptional species.