Monday Mustelid #45

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European polecat, Mustela putorius L.

And with that, we end our series of Monday Mustelids which we began back in January.

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It's been a GREAT series. Thanks.
oh yes, what's next?

By ecologist (not verified) on 22 Dec 2008 #permalink