MAMMAL MONDAY #61
Are you ready for a new adventure today? We’re going to Africa today to meet a small, cute but stinky little mammal! Grab your safari gear and let’s head out!
MEET THE AFRICAN STRIPED WEASEL!
Diet: Carnivore: mice, rodents
Length/Weight: 10-14”/8-13 oz
Conservation Status: common
- African Striped Weasels have long slim bodies.
- They have long claws for digging.
- African striped weasels have long white striped down their back and tails.
- African striped weasels live in burrows.
- They spray a stinky liquid from glands located on their behinds to defend themselves.
These weasels look like the African version of the skunk! We’ll admire them from a distance in order to not catch a whiff of their defensive spray!