Can you spot the Ermine?

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Can you spot the Ermine?

The ermines of Yellowstone are just one of the many reasons to visit this place in winter.

During warmer months, these short-tailed weasels only have white belly fur, and a brown coat with black tail tip. As the temperature drops, their coats lighten to a snowy white fur. Standing in the foreground, without the black tail tip, these ermines are difficult to spot. They blend in so well with the winter landscape that these foot-long creatures take a trained eye to find in the wild.

At Yellowstone, these stoats nimbly explore the frigid landscape as they hunt for smaller, or larger, prey.

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Can you spot the Ermine? was last modified: June 5th, 2018 by Matt Shetzer