Common Name: Long-tailed Weasel
Scientific Name: Mustela frenata
Habitat: Varied habitat including forests, brushy areas, and farmlands. It is most common along forest edges and other areas that afford adequate cover close to streams and ponds.
Diet: Carnivorous, with 95% of the diet being made up of small mammals.
Several sources indicate that weasels have a reputation for killing more than they can eat at a given time. This is probably a mistaken impression from observations of weasels moving a kill to its den. However, the animal may move a carcass to its burrow to feed the young or to cache for future meals.