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Author Topic: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?  (Read 5215 times)

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Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« on: August 15, 2009, 12:16:26 AM »
Jeremy Kimmy and I. And Willy the Weasel. :)
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Re: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2009, 06:35:22 AM »
He can surely move...We don't get weavels down under, only escaped ferrets. When I was 13 my uncle had a Wildlife Park, one of his imported Palm Squirels got loose and shot about the place like that little fellow.
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Re: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009, 07:22:11 AM »
In the summer months it was very common to see a weasel in the potato sheds hunting mice. We had a small stream nearby and they travel up those like mink. But, it sure was nice to see a weasel come and clean out the mice. They would go into a bin petition and climb up the support beams almost as quick as you could look up. They were 20 foot high bin walls to the top floor. Fast little beggars for sure.
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Re: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2009, 07:57:18 AM »
Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals ... except the weasel.

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Re: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2009, 08:39:16 AM »
Weasels are generally fun to watch, but they also have a "down side" too!  ;)

Weasels will clean out a chicken coop and put you out of the egg business!  ::)
They also have scent glands that will emit foul odors like a skunk, only nowhere near as strong as the skunk!
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Re: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2009, 09:55:36 AM »
Maybe Freddy the Ferret?
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Re: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2009, 05:49:30 PM »
Since Jeff is in the UP, I assume he's around a camp. The only weasel I seen in a camp was stuffed and mounted. Well, it was after all in a guide outfitter camp. The owner was also a trapper, my grandfather. :D
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Re: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2009, 11:24:14 AM »
Like the Budweiser commercial said, "Don't hire a ferret to do a weasel's job!"
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Another Weasel encounter
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2009, 11:11:26 AM »
I needed a handsaw so I went in the shed to get it. There was a ruckus in the corner and  I saw the minnow trap move. 

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Re: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2009, 01:42:16 PM »
I caught a chipmunk in a minnow trap a couple of years ago!

I had the trap assembled and hanging on a nail in the garage and one morning I went out, opened the garage door and the rucus started.
I took him outside and let him go!

Now the minnow trap hangs on the same nail, only it's taken apart!
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Re: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2009, 01:48:13 PM »
that's a cute little bugger, Jeff, but I'm sure your grandma woulda fanned your tail for turning a weasel loose!

(I'd a turned him loose too)
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Re: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2009, 02:44:57 PM »
Actually, I never got a chance to turn the little guy loose and blew a good photo op at the same time.  I shut the camera off, where you see the video end, to go get a pair of gloves, JUST IN CASE :D. I sat the camera down and turned towards the cabin. As I did, the weasel extricated himself and beat me to the porch. He turned for an instant, stood on his hind feet, sort of wagged both front paws, then turned and burned out off the porch and around the cabin, leaving me with just a smile. :)

I think this was the male, and the first weasel from the earlier video, a smaller female.
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Re: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2009, 04:15:29 PM »
I placed a sticky trap in the basement by the flu about 2 weeks ago. I ain't seen the chipmunk nor the sticky trap since. Now for that nut rob'n red squirrel.  ::)
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Re: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2009, 09:08:32 PM »
 

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Re: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2009, 10:52:23 PM »
 ???
I have lots of guesses :-X

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Re: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2009, 11:02:16 PM »
 :D

Lets just say, Pete wins, and the photo was easy to stage.   Poor Willie. :'(
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« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2009, 11:04:43 PM »
Yup, that was what I thought. :)

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Re: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2009, 04:21:01 AM »
I was eating lunch in the car the other day and one was working a nearby brush pile for mice.
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Re: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2009, 08:26:50 AM »
I was eating lunch in the car the other day and one was working a nearby brush pile for mice.

You didn't share a sammich with him?
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Re: Fun in da U.P. tonight OR Was that a weasel?
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2009, 09:44:22 AM »
Pete's a dog, ain't he?   :'(
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