An inquisitive snowy white Ermine, or stoat in its winter coat, is seen here at Yellowstone National Park.
As the temperature plunges, the brown fur of this short-tailed weasel is replaced by a silky coat of white fur. Though, the ermine still retains its black tail tip.
This slender little carnivore blends in nicely with the wintery landscape. The pelts of these weasels are highly prized, especially their white winter coat.
Once worn only by royalty in certain countries, and valued by the indigenous tribes of North America, we simply enjoy the sight of these friendly and mischievous creatures. Wildlife image taken during custom photo tour to Yellowstone.
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