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Today I saw a stoat as I was driving into town. It crossed the road in front of me, about 200 yards from my house. You can tell a stoat by the black tip on its tail. Weasels’ tails are the same colour all along.

OK, I know it isn’t a badger, but I find stoats and weasels fascinating. I’ve seen badgers hundreds of times, but only a handful of stoats. Anyway, they’re the same family as badgers (mustelidae) so they’re not that far off.

Now that I know there’s one in the area I’ll have to make a few trips to the copse at the end of our road and see if I can’t get a better look. Who knows, this could be the start of a whole new career as the Stoat Watching Man…

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