Stoat Problems: When you can’t fit your food in the larder

This stoat is having trouble fitting the young hare it has caught into its nest.

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This is Hazel, a wild stoat (known as a short-tailed weasel in the US) living in my garden, and she is expecting a litter of kits any day now. Just look at her belly!

Before stoats give birth they tend to cache as much food as they can into their nests so that they won’t need to leave their new born kits during their first week.

Hazel the stoat has been very ambitious. She has caught a young hare, known as a leveret, and dragged it all the way back to her nest. Watch her try and fit it through the gap. She has to give up and find another way in.

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