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Least Weasel

Mustela nivalis
This mouse-sized weasel is found only in Missouri’s northern counties, and abundance varies locally and seasonally, depending on fluctuating rodent numbers—their favorite food.

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Photo of least weasel

Least Weasel

The least weasel is mouse-sized. It is found only in Missouri’s northern counties, and abundance varies locally and seasonally, depending on fluctuating rodent numbers—their favorite food.

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Long-Tailed Weasel

The long-tailed weasel is a small but voracious predator. It is rare in our state but most common in the south-central and southwestern portions. In summer, they are brown with yellow beneath. In winter their fur is paler or white. The tail has a black tip.

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Long-Tailed Weasel

Mustela frenata
These small but voracious predators are rare in our state but are most common in the south-central and southwestern portions. In summer, they are brown with yellow beneath. In winter their fur is paler or white. The tail has a black tip.

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Mink

Mustela vison
This semiaquatic predator, a member of the weasel family, is famous for its durable, soft, valuable fur.

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