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Long-tailed Weasel
 

Mustela frenata

* Smaller than a Ferret but related. Fairly tolerant of human presence, common throughout Utah.

* Diet consists of rodents, insects, birds.

* Occurs in numerous types of habitats.

* Dens are located in abandoned burrows of other animals, under rocks and brush piles.

* In winter fur turns almost completely white.

 
  Photo Robert Barber/Painet Inc. Photo can be viewed at http://dnr.state.il.us/orc/Wildlife/virtual_news/images/long_tailed_weasel/index.htm