What type of mustelid is this?

Hi, just when I was thinking I wasn’t catching anything, fresh mustelid on Magic Carpet. What type is this? Stoat?

Weasel no black tip on tail.

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Yep weasel, no black tail tip and note how small it is relative to the Victor trap.

Yup, def a weasel. Also note how short the tail is - almost stubby. Stoat tails are longer relative to their body length. Keep trapping there keeping the dead weasel in the box as bait - you may bag more of the same family.

I find the diagram on this page useful for distinguishing stoats, weasels and ferrets: https://predatorfreenz.org/toolkits/know-your-target-predators/stoat/.

Thanks, I’d love to get a couple more.