Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CDOW response to the sighting of the Ermine

From: "Jones, Therese"
To: Brandon
Sent: Tue, November 23, 2010 9:57:35 AM
Subject: RE: Division of Wildlife FAQ question submitted from website

Hello Brandon,

Thanks for sharing those pictures, you are very lucky to have taken those. The animal does in fact look like an ermine also known as the short-tailed weasel. In the winter their coat turns white like in your pictures, and in the summer turns a reddish brown. We do not keep track of sightings for them. They are not endangered or threatened in Colorado, however they are elusive and are rarely seen, so count yourself lucky. The link below will take you to our information page on weasels if you are interested in some more information. Thank you for sharing with us.


Therese Jones
Colorado Division of Wildlife


steff said...

You are a weasle

nell said...

Sweet! Nice to see something not many have the opportunity to. I was kayaking and snorkeling on a river in Fla this week and saw 2 otters. There were 4 others nearby us playing where we snorkeled. I was stoked!

The Flash said...

I'm glad I got to see your weasel.