Mustela – Weasels

In Greek culture, Mustela is a sign of bad luck as it was thought to be an unhappy bride

Members of this genus are small but active predators with slender, long bodies and short legs. The long and slender body allows them to follow their prey into tight spaces like burrows.

These animals mainly feed on small mammals, so they are sometimes considered vermin because some species consume poultry and rabbits from commercial farms. Besides that, they also eat a large number of rodents. The range of these animals spans North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and small areas in North Africa.