Amateur wildlife photography in Northamptonshire and beyond.
Thursday, 6 August 2015
A very hyper active little fella .......
Constantly on the move darting to and fro amongst the reeds Stoats have been clocked moving at 20 mph when in hunting mode
As carnivores, they will hunt, catch and eat a wide range of food sources with rabbits being a staple prey species, rodents and wildfowl. In many cases their prey is far bigger in size than they are themselves. Stoats have litters of 5-12 kits in April and May. I understand that the collective noun for Stoats is a '' caravan of Stoats '', why ? - I have no idea.