collapse
Double U Hunting Supply Advertise on Hunting-Washington

Author Topic: ermine in the snow and other small critters  (Read 526 times)

Offline nitroelk

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Aug 2017
  • Posts: 79
  • Location: maple valley, wa.
  • Groups: R.M.E.F.
ermine in the snow and other small critters
« on: March 13, 2018, 09:23:05 AM »
saw this little fella a few years back in late season, above Whistling Jacks
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 10:13:32 AM by nitroelk »

Offline pianoman9701

  • Mushroom Man
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Legend
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 26863
  • Location: Vancouver USA
  • NRA Life, MH, WFW, CCRKBA, NAGR, RMEF, WSB
Re: ermine in the snow
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 10:02:14 AM »
Cute pics of a violent predator! Nice
"Restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens based on the actions of criminals and madmen will have no positive effect on the future acts of criminals and madmen. It will only serve to reduce individual rights and the very security of our republic." - Pianoman

Offline jackmaster

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2010
  • Posts: 6824
  • Location: graham
Re: ermine in the snow
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 10:05:56 AM »
Sure are cute little buggers, my cousin and I watched a pair play one time up by these old beaver ponds and it was one of the funniest things I ever seen, like watching bear cubs at a bait station back in the day !!!
my grandpa always said "if it aint broke dont fix it"

Offline nitroelk

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Aug 2017
  • Posts: 79
  • Location: maple valley, wa.
  • Groups: R.M.E.F.
Re: ermine in the snow and other small critters
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 10:15:49 AM »
and a rock rabbit/coney/pika

Offline nitroelk

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Aug 2017
  • Posts: 79
  • Location: maple valley, wa.
  • Groups: R.M.E.F.
Re: ermine in the snow and other small critters
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 10:19:31 AM »
and more

Offline Okanagan

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Nov 2010
  • Posts: 360
Re: ermine in the snow and other small critters
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 11:33:37 AM »
I killed a mule deer in snow and a white weasel got to the dead buck before I did.  As I approached he bristled up, claimed the deer as his own and threatened me -- a creature several hundred times his weight and carrying a 30-06.  They are ferocious for their size and we are fortunate that they are not as big as a mountain lion with that aggressive temperament!

Offline nitroelk

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Aug 2017
  • Posts: 79
  • Location: maple valley, wa.
  • Groups: R.M.E.F.
Re: ermine in the snow and other small critters
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 12:13:46 PM »
cool story, that little guy gave me a lot of time to get a few pictures.
 He was pretty curious and kept ducking in and out of the rocks checking me out before he took off.

Offline KFhunter

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
  • Location: The Wedge
  • My posts do not reflect an official opinion of HW
Re: ermine in the snow and other small critters
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 12:17:35 PM »
I killed a mule deer in snow and a white weasel got to the dead buck before I did.  As I approached he bristled up, claimed the deer as his own and threatened me -- a creature several hundred times his weight and carrying a 30-06.  They are ferocious for their size and we are fortunate that they are not as big as a mountain lion with that aggressive temperament!

Some well known bio or scientist once said that if weasels were 60 lbs, they would drive all the animals and birds of the world into extinction.

Offline lewy

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 2113
  • Location: buckley
  • IBEW RMEF WSTA NRA
Re: ermine in the snow and other small critters
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2018, 02:06:17 PM »
Cool critters, I had a couple milling around under my deer stand one late archery hunt
Go hawks

Offline Calvin Rayborn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 942
  • Location: Columbia Basin
  • Groups: NRA Life Member, Amateur Trapshooting Association - Member
Re: ermine in the snow and other small critters
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 12:05:53 PM »
Like a Pine Marten - Cool!  :tup:

 

* Recent Topics

Sherman spring bear by Jonathan_S
[Today at 06:37:30 AM]


ATV/UTV for utility work opinions by Jpmiller
[Today at 06:36:14 AM]


Sturgeon in Bonneville and Dalles pools by Brushcrawler
[Today at 06:28:54 AM]


What brand of truck not to buy by boneaddict
[Today at 06:27:32 AM]


Lion attack in North bend? by boneaddict
[Today at 06:17:55 AM]


Hearing loss by Jonathan_S
[Today at 06:03:38 AM]


Quality Hunt Wait by Skyvalhunter
[Today at 05:14:30 AM]


Multiseason/Special Permits by Stickerbush
[Today at 04:59:51 AM]


Scope for handgun? by Fl0und3rz
[Today at 02:33:17 AM]


What is your car wax of choice? by RadSav
[Today at 01:25:55 AM]


Are Optima batteries worth it? by RadSav
[Today at 01:16:01 AM]


Mechanical Problem : 1992 F-150 351w 5.8l Engine Knock? by smdave
[Yesterday at 11:16:03 PM]


Project truck by Grit dog
[Yesterday at 11:12:53 PM]


Best side by side tire by Grit dog
[Yesterday at 11:03:42 PM]


Smith and Wesson m&p 9 shield $300 by tecwoody
[Yesterday at 10:51:18 PM]


New Quad by Grit dog
[Yesterday at 10:50:01 PM]


Moose units by KFhunter
[Yesterday at 10:36:09 PM]


Retriever Puppy Training by Happy Gilmore
[Yesterday at 10:30:53 PM]


WDFW website by chukarchaser
[Yesterday at 10:21:39 PM]


FS fire pit by Special T
[Yesterday at 10:04:01 PM]