Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mustela Erminea

Crappy picture, I know. But these buggas are FAST! This little short-tailed weasel has been hanging around lately, most like feeding on the mice in the basement, as it turns out. Raph and I freaked out on Tamara when she tried to feed it donuts on Sunday, fearing the thing would reside in our house, but as it turns out, they're good to have around because they control mice populations, and don't really eat people food. This one wasn't too shy, but it was darn cute. Tamara wanted to take it home as a pet. We'll have to come up with a name for this guy. Any ideas?This nice weather has been bringing out all sorts of creatures. Of course, there have been a handful of black flies, mosquitos, beetles, the carpenter bees are buzzing us constantly, and a mouse has been nibbling on the blueberry bush next to the shed, where it lives. Yesterday I was surprised by Legs, our resident garder snake and Friday on our way to a hike at Mt. Agamenticus, we had to pull over to move a good sized Eastern Box Turtle out of the road. The kids (Makili plus the McCall kids) thought it was awesome. And it was damn cute too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jenna thinks you should name the ermine "sunshine".