Mustela frenata (Long-tailed Weasel)
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Habitat: Brushy areas, woodlands, and forests.

Habits: Long-tailed Weasels can swim well and are active mostly at night. They eat mice and small rodents, and usually consume about one-third of their body weight in food each day. Weasels release a strong musky odor when cornered, and are very aggressive. Four to eight young are born to a litter, and the young stay with the mother until they are full grown. Long-tailed Weasels construct dens in brush piles or under tree roots.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

For more information, view the Mammalian Species account for this species.

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