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Long-tailed weasels are high-energy predators

Long-tailed weasel. Photo by Marina Chainey, Richmond, CA
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I spotted this charming little weasel in Wildcat Regional Park.  It was darting in and out of two entrances of a gopher burrow as if in play.  I was concerned for it’s safety since while I watched, a dog retrieved a ball for its master just inches away from the burrow. Also, the shadow of a hawk passed directly over him when he was out.  Is this a youngster?
Marina Chainey, Richmond, California
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Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2011
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