Elegant animal weasel: a pet or worst enemy?

Lusk - animal (animal photos are presented in this article) with a flexible, thin and elongated body.It has an oblong head, long neck and round small ears.It is the smallest member of the weasel family.The length of her body no more than 25 cm, of which about 5 cm falls on the tail, and at its base there are glands secreting unpleasant odor liquid.The animal caress in the summer wearing a reddish-brown fur with a white neck, abdomen and chest.In winter, it changes into a pure white dress.

weasel mainly nocturnal, but if she does not see the danger, it can hunt during the day.It is well run, swim, jump and climb trees, but its main strength lies in the ability prolazit through the most narrow holes and crevices.For example, mice it easy to pursue their own burrows.Yet this mammal eats all sorts of birds, their eggs and chicks, as well as lizards, snails, various insects, frogs and fish.The animal hunts weasel even vipers and snakes medyanok.And if it is the main diet for some reason reduced, the weasel attack animals larger than themselves.It may be rats, hamsters, rabbits and young rabbits, ground squirrels, grouse, partridge and grouse.

Resident animal weasel under a heap of stones in the hollows of trees, in the ruins.Sometimes it can settle in the rat burrows or under podmyta water beaches.In the winter, it attracts warmer places: attics and barns of rural buildings, it can also occur on the outskirts of the city.From May to June, the female appears from 5 to 7 pups.This occurs in a hidden place away from prying eyes, which certainly strewn with hay, leaves or straw.My mother is very kind to their babies.For a long time, feeding them milk, and then a few months brings them live mice.But if it is disturbed children, she immediately transfer them to another location.

And grown young begin to leave the nest.Their mischievous and funny faces are shown alternately from and inspect the area.If all is quiet around, the kids one by one go, arranging the game on the green grass.The animal weasel has many natural enemies - all mammalian predators that exceed the size of it, and birds of prey.

The natural habitat weasel lives of 8-10 years, but in captivity period of her life does not exceed 6 years.Adults are very hard to tolerate the loss of freedom, so you need to take to tame the young animal, which is still in the mother.In this case, the weasel quickly gets used to his master and becomes the most delicate, true to its name beast.But for the villagers it is almost the most fierce enemy, as decimating poultry and rabbits.In the old days, to show the door to her, led to the farmyard goat.To do this, choose the oldest.After 2-3 days, a small predator left a popular place.

More from uninvited "tenant" can be eliminated with the help of windmills.The fact that all underground animals are very sensitive to the earthquake, and the slightest borne pole, fluctuations in the ground force to leave their refuge moles, rats, shrews and mice.No exception and affection.The animal (how to catch it, so many are interested in) can be slovlen using such devices as Scribbles and used for bait sparrows.While many gardeners, beekeepers and hunters catch an animal in the wild specifically to run it in their underground cellars or barns for the extermination of rats and mice.