Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Compare the Meerkat?

No - it's not Aleksandr Orlov (although you could be forgiven for thinking so at first glance!) but it is one of our seldom seen residents here at Forda.

This stoat was photographed at Middle Pond, and it was a real treat to see him out in the open on the path as stoats usually use hedgerows and such like as cover. He was probably taken a bit by surprise himself when Colin emerged from his camouflaged bivvy and took the snap!

And how do we know he's a stoat and not a weasel? The tip of his tail is black. Simples!