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13 things you never knew about weasels, from taking on rabbits to squeezing through wedding rings
Sexy weasels in Renaissance art | The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things
Male weasels of all species are substantially larger than females see Table 4. Because the two sexes are so different in size, they tend to eat different things; so, the argument ran, the difference must have arisen so that each could avoid trespassing on the other's food supplies. In times of food shortage , this trick might be valuable to both. Indeed, the overlap in the diets of males and females is substantial at all times, especially when food is short Chapter 5. Reasonable as this argument sounds, there is no evidence to support it.
Do you want to give someone a memorable wedding gift? Why not take your inspiration from Renaissance art and give them a painting of a sexy weasel? In the 16th century, weasels were a catch-all category for many of the furry, long-bodied carnivorous creatures in the mustelid family, such as ermine, sables, martens, ferrets, stoats and mink. These creatures often appear in Renaissance portraits of high-ranking noblewomen, and represent a fascinating language of sexual symbolism.
One moment adorable furry creatures, the next moment ruthless killed, David Profumo takes a look at the weasel, one of Britain's smallest yet most fascinating predators. The male of the species is usually around 11 inches long, but so streamlined that it can squeeze through a space the diameter of a wedding ring. With a rapid metabolism and frantic heartbeat, the weasel is always on the qui vive and requires at least five meals a day — a mature male may eat a third of his body weight daily. They forage around the clock, having acute night vision and a distinctive green eyeshine.