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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted July 07, 2014 - 09:51 AM

Literally, what is this thing.  I'm not a hunter or a trapper so I'm not real up on this stuff.  Just hope it's not someone's pet.

 

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Posted July 07, 2014 - 10:11 AM

I suspect a weasel or close relative. If its a baby fischer your cat better watch out. The fischers around here have gotten most of the cats. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 10:13 AM

Yep, it's a weasel.  Someone else suggested that and I looked it up.  It's just what I have laying in a fly infested lump on the sidewalk.  Now I wonder where they came across that little guy.


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 10:13 AM

I think that's a Weasel

I think they are pretty aggressive. We had one that attached our chickens years ago. Lucky the cat didn't get hurt! 


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 10:18 AM

My cats are generally pretty lazy but they are darn good hunters when the mood strikes.  They usually prefer rabbit or birds (I still have plenty of mice in the engines) and an occasional shrew.  This is new for them.  Given the fact that they didn't eat it either means they are proud of it or it just doesn't taste good to them.


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 10:19 AM

Weasel. Not sure why it gave up to a cat but, it sure is a big one. Most will fight a cat and usually win. Had two fight our cats. One cat never did want to go back outside after that.                                                            Roger.


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 10:42 AM

weasels are mean little buggers!

 

Must be a tough cat.


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Uhm, that sure looks like someone's pet ferret, They have very sharp teeth, but are very docile, I had two of them. Probably why the cat killed it versus a weasel fighting, they look a lot alike. Weasel will take a small chicken easily so unless it was sick, I would imagine your cat should have had some marks on it. 


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 10:51 AM

Maybe your cat is trying to get brownie points for taking credit for something something else killed?


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 11:14 AM

we had a weasel get a chicken a few years back but 2 days later the cat got the weasel so mi guess it goes in a big circle


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Might have been a fresh road kill that the cat brought home. 


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 11:20 AM

It doesn't have the color or markings of a ferret, and has a longer tail like a weasel.  A ferret should be between 1 and 2 feet long...a weasel less than 10".


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 11:38 AM

weasels are mean little buggers!

 

Must be a tough cat.

More stupid than tough.  Nobody ever told him he couldn't take down a weasel.  They were both here eating breakfast this morning and didn't look all beat up.  Could be road kill but I don't think a cat would drag something home that it didn't kill.

 

I've never seen a weasel in person so I don't know how big they get.  I thought it might be a baby.  The object next to it is a small garden shovel for transplanting plants if that helps determine size.


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 11:49 AM

weasels are mean little buggers!

 

Must be a tough cat.

Around here we have what is called a Least Weasel. They are the smallest ones; about the size of a long skinny mouse. I saw one in the yard and tried to catch it. He wanted a piece of me!!!


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 11:55 AM

It doesn't have the color or markings of a ferret, and has a longer tail like a weasel.  A ferret should be between 1 and 2 feet long...a weasel less than 10".

 

Sure looks like the ferret I had, about the same size and color, my ferret just had a raccoon mask, but colored much like that one.

mine may have had a shorter tail than in the pic so maybe it is a weasel..... tough to stupid cat I guess. 






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