Mammal of the year 2021

It is the stoat (Mustela erminea).

Fast and definitely furious. The stoat is not afraid to take on prey more than five times its size. They have a long, thin body with a tail that ends in a bushy black tip. Their fur is sandy-brown to chestnut with white-cream underparts. They turn completely or partially white in winter.

Photo by András Attila Takács

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