Ermine in the Rocks
There is a lot of wild life in our valley including black bears, passing coyote packs, fisher cat, ravens, song birds, wood peckers, deer, moose, mice, lynx and of course the non-existent (officially) cougar a.k.a. the catamount as it is locally known.
Something we’ve been seeing a lot of recently is the ermine. It is a very small relative of the weasel. The one we’re seeing is barely bigger than the mice we see it hunting. Often we notice it on the middle terrace along the cliff by the whey driveway. We think it is the same one who pops up inside our old farm house at times.
Will has been getting still and video footage of the ermine and Ben put them together into a little movie along with some footage of our pet ferrets. You can see it over on Ben’s blog. Leave comments – he loves hearing from people!
Outdoors: 11°F/-5°F 7″ Snow
Farm House: 51°F/46°F
Tiny Cottage: 72°F/55°F