You Think This Is A Weasel? Check Again – It’s The Adorable Stoat!

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The Stoat is a mammal that can change its fur from yellow to the color of snow. Chances are you’ve seen it many times before and weren’t aware of what it actually was. Some also call it the short-tailed weasel. The easiest way to distinguish it from a common weasel is by its larger size and longer tail. The tail also has a prominent black tip the common weasel does not.

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There are several varieties that can change their fur in winter. The normal color of their fur is usually brown and it turns white. They are also not the only ones who have this ability. There are also rabbits, foxes and deer, among others, that have the ability to change their fur completely to white in the winter.

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However, regardless of the fact that there are many similarities between weasels and stoats, many argue that the latter are much cuter. Of course, if one were to consider excelling in this department an actual criterion, then the stoat is adorable. So much so, in fact, that it ranks right up there with furry puppies and human babies. One thing’s for sure: there’s a lot of competition going on.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoat

https://www.britannica.com/list/7-animals-that-turn-white-in-winter