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Dead chickens or other birds in your yard? Those may well be caused by a marauding weasel. Weasels raid poultry houses at night and kill or injure domestic fowl. They feed on the warm blood of victims bitten in the head or neck. Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective weasel removal and exclusion services.



Identify Weasels

Weasels usually have a light brown upper coat and a white belly; in many species, populations living at high latitudes have a pure white coat in winter. Their tails are typically almost as long as the rest of their bodies. Weasels are intelligent creatures that are known for their cleverness and guile.

Although members of the weasel family vary in size and color, they usually have long, slender bodies, short legs, rounded ears, and anal scent glands. Three species of weasels live in North America. The most abundant and widespread is the long-tailed weasel. The short-tailed weasel occurs in Canada, Alaska, and the northeastern, Great Lakes, and northwestern states, while the least weasel occurs in Canada, Alaska, and the northeastern and Great Lakes states.

Weasel Habits & Behavior

Weasels are active in both winter and summer; they do not hibernate. Weasels are commonly thought to be nocturnal but evidence indicates they are more active in the daytime in summer than in winter. Weasels produce a pungent odor. When irritated, they discharge the odor, which can be detected at some distance.


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