Weasels usually have a red or brown upper coat and a white belly; some populations of some species moult to a wooly white coat in winter. They have long, slender bodies, which enable them to follow their prey into burrows. They have a reputation for cleverness and guile, which is common for small omnivores.
The whole world, except for:
- neighbouring islands
Weasels feed on small mammals, and have, from time to time, been considered vermin since some species took poultry from farms, or rabbits from commercial warrens.