On November 11, 2015 at 1:30 pm, I spotted a Short-tailed Weasel (ermine or stoat) on the Trans-Canada trail to the east of Ackison Road. It had a pure white belly and legs with slightly darker shade on back and black end to tail (see attached picture). I was hanging around on the trail doing some nature photography. I heard a rustling behind me and looked around to see a small stoat standing on its hind legs looking at me. I raised my camera and managed to snap the attached photo as it leaped through the grass. It then headed in the direction of Jackson Park along the side of the trail.

Abby Webster  (awebs76@yahoo.ca)

Stoat - Abby Webster - Nov. 11, 2015 - TC Trail

Stoat – Abby Webster – Nov. 11, 2015 – TC Trail


Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.