Fact Sheet – Weasel

Origin                 Native

Description       Brown on back, white undersides

Size                      Length 20-25cm  / Weight 100-150g

Habitat               Widespread throughout  Britain 

Diet                      Small rodents,birds,eggs and young rabbits

Young                  Up to 2 Litters of 5-7 young per year

Nest                     Nest chamber

Lifespan              2-3 year

Population          Uk population estimated at 400,000 to 450,000

Status                   No legal protection

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