Pop goes the Weasel

It was a beautifully sunny day in Caithness and I was exploring the coast path on route to the Old Man of Wick, a tower and castle ruins dating back to c.1100.

On top the cliffs were many Skylarks and a Shrike. Down below on the ledges were Cormorants, Fulmars and numerous species of Gull.

While trying to photograph the Shrike I glanced rapid movement in the grass not far from my feet. I paused very still and was rewarded with the attention of an extremely curious weasel. It popped out from under a rock…

Wick & Caithness 2015-05-09 215Sniffed the air…

Weasel, Wick, Caithness

Weasel, Wick, Caithness

Stood up and looked right at me…

Weasel, Wick, Caithness

Weasel, Wick, Caithness

It was a very inquisitive and I’m not sure which of us was the most curious…

Weasel, Wick, Caithness

Weasel, Wick, Caithness

I could easily have stayed watching this precocious little creature all day!

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5 thoughts on “Pop goes the Weasel

    1. Ah, they are very cute looking… Tempting to get really close but they have a fearsome bite. Not so cute if you are a rabbit and weasel is hungry!

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