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Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2019, 05:10:37 PM »
I have a question:  Do the weasels here turn white in winter?  I caught one in January in a cage trap  one year here that was brown and I let it go.  Mostly because we have a big problem with moles/gophers/chip monks that make a lot of mounds in our lawns and I hoped the weasel would eat them.  There was no white on his head or back.  In Alaska in the late fall they turn white with the tip of the tail black.  They don't turn brown again until the start of "break-up".  Then the fur around their eyes turns brown and the color spreads over their body.  We kept one once through the change. 
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Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2019, 06:38:15 PM »
I have a question:  Do the weasels here turn white in winter?  I caught one in January in a cage trap  one year here that was brown and I let it go.  Mostly because we have a big problem with moles/gophers/chip monks that make a lot of mounds in our lawns and I hoped the weasel would eat them.  There was no white on his head or back.  In Alaska in the late fall they turn white with the tip of the tail black.  They don't turn brown again until the start of "break-up".  Then the fur around their eyes turns brown and the color spreads over their body.  We kept one once through the change. 
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I have only seen a few weasels here in Wa and they were all brown. Can't say I've ever seen one in the snow though.
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Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2019, 09:01:50 PM »
They turn white here in Eastern Washington. Last year they were white before it snowed, and they stood out like a sore thumb.

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Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2019, 02:15:00 PM »
Another good topic would be Fur Handling and Fleshing. I'm sure I'm not the only new guy who is questioning what he's doing and if it's correct.
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Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2019, 01:54:51 PM »
Another good topic would be Fur Handling and Fleshing. I'm sure I'm not the only new guy who is questioning what he's doing and if it's correct.
Doug Stanley has had an ongoing series in the fur shed on that very topic


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Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2019, 09:00:15 PM »
I have a question:  Do the weasels here turn white in winter?  I caught one in January in a cage trap  one year here that was brown and I let it go.  Mostly because we have a big problem with moles/gophers/chip monks that make a lot of mounds in our lawns and I hoped the weasel would eat them.  There was no white on his head or back.  In Alaska in the late fall they turn white with the tip of the tail black.  They don't turn brown again until the start of "break-up".  Then the fur around their eyes turns brown and the color spreads over their body.  We kept one once through the change. 
Diane

I have only seen a few weasels here in Wa and they were all brown. Can't say I've ever seen one in the snow though.

I've had this same question. I got a brown weasel on my cam just this week, near Snoqualmie but I have pictures of white weasels over the pass near Roslyn from February.

 


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