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Photography => Wildlife => Topic started by: gmack on June 07, 2012, 12:17:29 pm

Title: Seen at the Rouge
Post by: gmack on June 07, 2012, 12:17:29 pm
Caught this little guy at Rouge Park.
Least Weasel.
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Title: Re: Seen at the Rouge
Post by: Bluffs Birder on June 07, 2012, 10:01:48 pm
That's just wonderful to see and excellent photos as well.  Thanks for sharing.

Walter
Title: Re: Seen at the Rouge
Post by: BoboBird on June 13, 2012, 04:32:24 pm
Good catch. Nice shots too.
Title: Re: Seen at the Rouge
Post by: GStuart on June 13, 2012, 10:45:44 pm
I sent the link to your photo to someone who sent your photo to someone else who... well, long story short, I've heard back from Mammalogy at the Royal Ontario Museum.  They were unable to positively identify the photograph from just the single angle, but they are skeptical that this guy is a Least Weasel.  They could find no record of Least Weasel in the Toronto area, although it is a surprisingly difficult animal to find in the wild.  The best guess is that your photo shows a young Ermine.

I don't suppose you have any more pictures of this guy?  One showing its tail, hopefully.  Or, do you remember seeing if the tip of the tail was black?

P.S.  Nice shots!
Title: Re: Seen at the Rouge
Post by: egret on June 16, 2012, 05:58:43 pm
lovely
tks for making my day!

Egret :)