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a white weasel in the snow in Montana
January 23, 2016

Flash of White

A blurry flash caught Your Shot member Cindy Herzog’s eye as she and her husband drove along Montana’s Ennis Lake. “I had to investigate,” she writes. That flash turned out to be a white short-tailed weasel, also known as a stoat, identifiable by its black-tipped tail. “I realized what I was looking at so I started to whistle,” says Herzog. “The weasel darted in and out, over and under the log, stopping only for a few seconds to listen.”

Herzog’s shot was recently featured in the Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Cindy Herzog, National Geographic Your Shot

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