Long-tailed Weasel at Hallo Bay, Katmai National Park, Alaska
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On my trip to photograph bears at Katmai National Park's Hallo Bay in August 2006, our group came upon this unexpected bonus while walking to the area in which the bears were feeding. While certainly looking cute, the Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata), which usually hunts small rodents, can take on animals much larger that itself, including rabbits. When first seen the weasel was peering over the back side of this piece of driftwood but, curious, crawled through a hole in the back and through this whole on the front for a better look at our small group of photographers.