European Polecat (mustela putorius)

Polecat (Mustela Putorius)

The polecat (scientific name Mustela putorius) is a medium-sized carnivorous member of the mammal society and mustelid family. It was proposed as the ancestor of both domestic cats and ferret, but later studies cast doubt on this hypothesis. The polecat has been called by many names over the years by various cultures, including the ‘stinker’ …

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Weasel Mustela Nivalis

Weasel (Mustela Nivalis)

The weasel (scientific name Mustela nivalis) is a small, slender animal approximately sized 9 to 17 in (23 – 43 cm) in total body length, including the weasel’s tail. Weasels are at home in all kinds of environments, from the heat of India to the colder climates of Canada and mainland Britain. They’re able to …

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Ferret standing on a rock

Ferret (Mustela Putorius Furo)

Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) are domesticated small mammals and members of the Mustelidae family, which also includes weasels, minks, otters and badgers. They’ve been domesticated for thousands of years, first in ancient Egypt where they were kept as pets by ancient Egyptians. They also had their own cult that worshipped them. Now, they’re the ninth …

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Stoat, Mustela erminea

Stoat (Mustela Erminea)

Stoats (scientific name Mustela erminea) are medium-sized carnivores belonging to the Mustelidae family. They have a low slung body, short legs, and a long, thin neck and typically live in dens near open water. Stoats are native to Europe, Asia, parts of Africa, and North America. Although they are similar in general body shape to …

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