Least weasel


Common name: Least weasel

Scientific name: Mustela nivalis

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Mustelidae

Nutrition Hares, rabbits, mice, small birds, frogs, insects and small snakes.

Features: It has a long, slender body, long neck and short legs. The fur is brown on the back and white with brown patches on the underside. It can survive in many habitats: forests, grasslands, steppes, semi-desert areas, swamps. It leads an active life both during the day and at night, preferring, however, the time of sunset.

Curiosity: It is said that the weasel could kill the basilisk, a legendary animal.

Europe, Asia, North America, Africa
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