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an ermine and melting snow in spring
May 25, 2016

Dressed for the Weather

An ermine, also known as a stoat or short-tailed weasel, emerges in its springtime coat. In the winter, these animals do not hibernate, and their coat turns almost completely white. For centuries the ermine's winter pelt has been sought by furriers both for its warmth and its beauty.

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Photograph by Alexia Burille, National Geographic Your Shot

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