One Big Weasel
We are meeting a local here of the woods at Lake Salamander- the largest member of the weasel family- the wolverine. We are lucky to know one too, there aren’t many in these parts.
Wolverine Fun Facts:
- Wolverines are solitary. They live in a large territory. A male shares his territory with several females.
- These predators are known to eat some vegetation and berries in the summer, but they are carnivores.
- They can grow up to 42 inches long and weigh up to 55lbs. Males are larger than females.
- Wolverines have thick fur coats that are water and frost resitant.
- They are sometimes called the skunk bear because of the musky scent these use to mark their territory with.
- The wolverine’s main predator is the grey wolf.
- They are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN.
These animals are known for their tenacity. They have been known to steal carrion from larger animals than themselves.
“They are sometimes called the skunk bear because of the musky scent these use to mark their territory with.” AND they look like a bear – without context for that first photo, I thought it was a bear.
They are cute but Hugh Jackman is cuter 😉