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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mystery animal caught on CCTV





It looks like a mustelid of some description, but without knowing any more about where the video was taken it is hard to say.

8 comments:

D. Ratliff said...

Could be a stoat/ermine? That or a runaway ferret. Definitely Mustelidae like you said though.

D. Ratliff said...

Could be a stoat/ermine? That or a runaway pet ferret. Definitely Mustelidae like you said though.

Retrieverman said...

Looks like a European polecat to me.

Polecat numbers are apparently on the increase:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ferreter/polecats.htm

Geordie-dave said...

It looks like a Ferret or Ferret/Polecat cross to me.

stormwalkernz said...

this looks very very much like a young Stoat Mustela erminea, the black tip of the tail is the dead give away.

Why not a Weasle well my granfather told me.
A Weasle is weasily distinguished while a stoat is stoatally different"

Sorry couldnt help the pun grandad used to get a kick outta that one.

It does however look like a young stoat looking for somewhere to stake its claim and set up territory.

bobisacoolname said...

I'd say it's a ferret.

Paul Wheeler said...

Hi.
Looks like a polecat to me, insofar as you can make it out on cctv.
I used to live on anglesey and I was told they were quite common there thought the only ones I saw were roadkill.

Paul Wheeler said...

Looks like a polecat to me, insofar as you can ever make much out on CCTV.