A Long-tailed Weasel has taken up residence close to one of the rental units at the Point Arena Lighthouse. Dennis Latona was staying there recently and captured these photos.
Weasels are aggressive carnivores. They also have great agility and determination. They look cute, but they are fierce. Rodents are their prey but they will go after many critters, including snakes and birds.
Thanks to Dennis for allowing me to share his photos with you here. To see Dennis' beautiful nature photography, here's the link to his web site: http://www.pinenutz.com/
And to see another photo of a Long-tailed Weasel, including its burrow, here's the link: http://www.mendonomasightings.com/2012/08/05/long-tailed-weasel-a-rare-sighting-as-photographed-by-walt-rush/