Saturday, February 27, 2010

What animal is this?

My father has always been hunting and fishing in the southeastern part of Norway. He has supplied me with these animals, they are caught in snares as a part of a national forestry investigation. The bottom two pictures shows my european mink and my male black grouse. But what animal is the beige animal, caught summer 2008? Is it a runaway polecat? An albino mink? Or is it a siberian weasel? Anybody know? We do not know for certain yet...

Added later:
The animal is larger than a mink, in the current position 42 cm (16 inch)from nose to tip of tale. It is caught in summer time. The picture is a little off on color, it is more beige than white (not a winter coat?).

4 comments:

Kat said...

I believe it may be a wild ferret. I think they are common in that place.

Sewlmate Sister said...

If you were in Canada, I would say it's an Ermine! ( akind of weasel)

Gudveig HN said...

Lurer på om det kan være en røyskatt, enten om vinteren, eller en unge.

Laila L S said...

Den er for stor til å være røyskatt, og i såfall skulle den hatt svart haletipp. Størrelsen tilsier vel heller at det er en ilder, men jeg vet ikke om ilder vanligvis er så lys i fargen.