Weasels are mammals of the genus Mustela, family Mustelidae, which is often aptly referred to as the “weasel family”. There are 17 known species of weasels, the most widespread of which is the common weasel (also known as the European weasel, the least weasel, and, scientifically, as Mustela nivalis).
Weasels are mammals of the genus Mustela, family Mustelidae, which is often aptly referred to as the “weasel family”. They are small, but active predators that have been known to eat eggs, poultry, and rabbits from farms. From this point of view, one can understand why they are sometimes considered to be pests.
Unlike predators that take one bird at a time, weasels tend to kill or injure several birds during one attack, if not the whole flock. They also prefer to suck the blood of the prey animal, rather than consume large amounts of flesh.
A weasel is a mammal of the genus Mustela of the family Mustelidae. Part of this genus are also polecats, stoats, ferrets, and minks, which are all active predators, with long and slender bodies and short legs. Weasels vary in length with females being smaller than the males, and usually have red or brown upper coats and white bellies. They feed on small mammals and are being considered pests because they can also attack poultry or rabbits. However, they can also eat a large number of rodents. They can be found all across the world except for Antarctica, Australia, and neighbouring islands.