The mustelid family is a diverse group of carnivores. Several Canadian residents are grouped together in this display case, starting with the fisher.
Above are three others: the least weasel, the ermine, and the long-tailed weasel.
Side by side are the American mink and the American marten.
Two aquatic members of the family: the sea otter and the river otter.
Here we have two takes on the American badger.
And two takes on perhaps the most formidable and misunderstood member of the family, the wolverine.
We finish today with two panels.
If a tad scary, they look cute.ReplyDelete
Speaking of mustelids, we saw a Mink down by the Conestogo River yesterday.ReplyDelete
...critters that I rarely see.ReplyDelete
Had never heard of mustelids. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
This animal is new to me.ReplyDelete
@Iris: they're fascinating animals.ReplyDelete
@David: that's not a surprise.
@Tom: no, but at least some of them will be around.
@Magiceye: you're welcome.
@Nancy: I guess there aren't any kind of weasels in your part of the world.
I have heard of all of them but the only ones that I am familiar with are sea otters.ReplyDelete
Fierce little creatures!ReplyDelete
Most of these animals are new for me.ReplyDelete
Quite a family tree!ReplyDelete
Powerful predators despite their size ~ neat photos ~ thanks for letting me know my first video worked ~ReplyDelete
Hope you are warm and cozy ~
Moment by moment,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Many of these are around but we don't see them. There are weasels here but I rarely see one.ReplyDelete
I'm only familar with the wolverine. I never heard of the others.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing, William.
Fortunately these cute critters'fur is not used anymore for coats or hats !!ReplyDelete
Love those critters.ReplyDelete
Oh wow! So cute!ReplyDelete
Such creatures I have not seen before. They have difficult lives what with humans and other animals hunting them too.
Have some catching up to do with this tour...
The wolfe awaits . . .ReplyDelete
Far different from the ferrets I have seen. TweetedReplyDelete
@DJan: I've got the most familiarity with river otters, who are a lot of fun to watch when they're in the water.ReplyDelete
@RedPat: they can be.
@Jan: they would be.
@Sharon: that it is.
@Carol: you're welcome.
@Red: we also have weasels about, but they tend to prefer to keep to the countryside.
@Bill: wolverines fascinate me. I remember seeing a documentary about them that showed them in a different light than their reputation as vicious, surly, and anti-social.ReplyDelete
@Gattina: at least for the most part.
@Marie: I do too.
@Gemel: you'd enjoy it.
@Revrunner: wolves are amazing.
@Mari: thank you.
Nice to see these photographs.ReplyDelete
The only one I've heard about is the wolverine.
All the best Jan
They're remarkable animals.Delete
I hope the mink aren't still hunted for their skins 😱 Wolverine 😉ReplyDelete
I've learnt from your post that weasles and otters are from the same family of mamals:)ReplyDelete
That they are.Delete
Ooh! We have a weasel, for sure. I must go down to the trailcam!!!!ReplyDelete
Weasels are neat animals.Delete
very cool. enjoy seeing critters we will probably never see in real life. way neat-O!! ( ;ReplyDelete