Observation ID: 86770

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/25/2021 - 20:08
Long-Tailed Weasel
Identification Confidence
100% certain
Observation Date / Time

Most weasels I have observed are more orange-brown. This was darker, a more chocolate brown color. Based on size I believe this was a male. It had the classic white patches on its face. Light was wrong to get photo of other side. I am a professional wildlife biologist and did my senior project at UC Davis on LT weasels. Carcass was relatively intact, not squashed.

W. Berry
Travel Frequency
several times per year
Estimated Time Since Impact
definitely less than 12 hours
Carcass Position
road surface
Roadway Speed Limit
50 mph
Road Type
state / rural highway
Location Description
San Felipe Road (CA S2). ~ 100 m NW of intersection with CA Riding and Hiking Trail. About 300-400 m SE of Mile marker 13.0. In S-bound lane.
Roadside Features
no artificial structures

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