Like most weasels, these animals are true carnivores. They prey on mammals rabbit-size or smaller. Short-tailed weasels will consume voles, shrews, rabbits, rats, chipmunks and other small mammals in their habitats. When such animals are scarce, short-tailed weasel will turn to birds, eggs, frogs, fish and insects.
Where do weasels like to live?
Weasels live in a variety of habitats, such as open fields, woodlands, thickets, roadsides and farmlands. They typically thrive in environments abundant with small prey (like small rodents) and with an available source of water. Most weasels live in either abandoned burrows, or nests under trees or rockpiles.
Do weasels attack humans?
Despite their small stature, weasels are known to attack and capture prey at least twice their size. Weasels can be dangerous to humans, as the predatory animals possess sharp claws and teeth. However, they typically flee when faced with threats and emit a pungent odor to dissuade predators.