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Least Weasel
Traits: Small furbearing mammal with a long tail; turns white in winter

Habitat: Early successional stages of boreal forest, tundra where food is abundant

Foods: Voles, shrews, lemmings, jumping mice, deer mice, other small mammals; some small birds, insects, plants

Eaten by: Great horned owls, hawks, red foxes, goshawks, ermine

Do You Know? Speed, ferocity, and its ability to fit into tight spaces help the weasel avoid larger predators.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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