Least Weasel (Mustela nivalis)
The wonderful Doris McDonald of Tatum, New Mexico, requested (some time ago) a weasel. I picked this one, the least weasel, which is the smallest of the weasel species. How to Know the American Mammals says that the least weasel is small and nimble enough to fit through a hole the size of a “quarter,” but it puts quarter in quotation marks like that. It also says that weasels are mighty vicious guys who kill even when they don’t need to. They live off of small rodents like mice, rats, and squirrels.