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A stoat (Mustela erminea) uses playful cavorting to “cast a spell” on the rabbits:


Stoats have a holarctic range.

In North America, we call them short-tailed weasels. Some subspecies turn white in the winter, and these are widely trapped for their fur.

The fur is sold as ermine.

Stoat is synonymous with short-tailed weasel and ermine.

Stoats are in introduced species in New Zealand, where they wreak havoc upon ground nesting birds.

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