Of Mice and Stoats

During my work today at the museum, I was logging Voles (red-backed, gray-sided red-backed, and Southern red-backed), Collared, Alpine,  and Turkestan Red Pika, and Least Weasels.  Also logged one Mexican Harvest Mouse, and a Stout.  The skin of the Stout is below. Stoat

Google has some good images of these animals in the wild.  I never knew stouts and weasels were carnivores!

Wikipedia has a picture of a stoat, also known as an ermine, although that name is usually used for the pure white stoat.
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