long-tailed weasel

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Noun1.long-tailed weasel - the common American weasel distinguished by large size and black-tipped taillong-tailed weasel - the common American weasel distinguished by large size and black-tipped tail
weasel - small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck
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The long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata) is the most widely distributed weasel, and is found in most of the United States.
That's when a long-tailed weasel showed up, red-brown with a black tip on his tail, racing across the dandelion patch that passes for our lawn.
Long-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia wislizenii), Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata), Mountain Cottontail (Sylvilagus nuttalii), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), and White-tailed Antelope Squirrel (Ammospermophilus leucurus).
This is an adult long-tailed weasel, and you are right in stating it is not in typical winter pelage.
Status and space use of the long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata) in southern Illinois.
ornatus, the Tayra Eira Barbara (Linnaeus 1758), the Long-tailed Weasel Mustela frenata (Lichtenstein 1831), the Andean Skunk Conepatus chinga (Molina 1782), and the White-tailed Deer O.
The long-tailed weasel Mustela frenata Lichtenstein 1831 has the largest range of any mustelid in the Western Hemisphere, with a known distribution extending from southern Canada throughout the United States, Mexico, and Central America, and into northern South America.
On 28 June 1997 we captured a long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata) at the Adair site about 100 m down slope from the site where the male M.
Populations of muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), mink (Musteta vison), eastern spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius), long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata), and striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) have decreased.
Newborns of the long-tailed weasel (Mustala frenata), ermine (M.
Up to 11 species of mammalian carnivores occur in forested ecosystems of Grand Canyon National Park: cougar Puma concolor, American black bear Ursus americanus, coyote Canis latrans, bobcat Lynx rufus, gray fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus, American badger Taxidea taxus, raccoon Procyon lotor, striped skunk Mephitis mephitis, western spotted skunk Spilogale gracilis, ringtail Bassariscus astutus, and long-tailed weasel Mustela frenata.
To fill this gap in the knowledge, we solicited information from museum curators about the sites where long-tailed weasel specimens were collected in Illinois and surveyed biologists and recreational trappers to document locations of where they had seen or captured long-tailed weasels.