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Friday, August 28, 2009


I saw a weasel today! OK. Mebbe not. It might have been a polecat,
a stoat, a ferret, a mink. Whatev. No matter. The point is, I spied a member of the Mustelidae family casually crossing the trail in front of me!

I had never seen a "weasel" in the wild before (other than exemplars of the human kind).

I was thrilled




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Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

That is so cool, Jonas!

I once saw a baby Marten while out on a trail ride with friends. It was so small, I thought it was a kitten... until it opened it's gaping maw of a mouth and tried to gnaw the leg off one of the horses.

I think it was rabid... we all galloped off like a bunch of sissies! :-)

Fri Aug 28, 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and to think he word "weasel" has negative connotations. for shame!!!

Fri Aug 28, 09:44:00 AM  
Blogger Cheesy said...

Too cute! Come to think of it I haven;t seen one in the wild either. I think the most exciting thing I saw in the wild was a white lynx. My god it was beautiful.

Fri Aug 28, 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute little thing. I would love to see one. It must have made your day!

Sun Aug 30, 01:26:00 AM  
Blogger secret agent woman said...

Whatever it is, it's very cute. The closest thing to that I've seen in the wild is a mongoose. And this area is lousy with groundhogs, which I also think are enchanting.

Mon Aug 31, 01:01:00 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

He looks as if he has a lot that he wished he could say....

Mon Aug 31, 06:50:00 PM  
Blogger Woman in a Window said...

Up here we just call them dinner.


A gift from nature...(to the plate...kidding, again!)

Thu Sep 03, 07:23:00 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

....The exact opposite emotions that their human counterparts that you mentioned evoke.


Fri Sep 04, 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger Jonas said...

I gotta say, I loved the commentary! Thank you! So much so that there seems to be another blog post gestating in the ol' brainbox.

What is it about animal encounters that strikes so deep within the human soul...and leaves us with such indelible reveries?

Sat Sep 05, 09:26:00 PM  

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