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You may see a stranger…!

Did I ever tell you about the time I came in filthy from the garden, and Uncle B called me a “scum-encrusted weasel” and we both instantly began singing it to the tune of “Some Enchanted Evening”?

See, this is why we belong together.

Thanks to JuliaM and Drew458, who both thoughtfully gave me linkage to this adorable singing stoat.



Ha! Ha! Just kidding! It’s not singing, it’s having a massive cerebral hemorrhage!




Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: January 16, 2014, 12:31 am

And for those too busy to read the article at the other end of the link it says:

“They are usually silent animals, but can produce a range of sounds, including whines, squeals, hisses, sharp barks, screeches and chirping noises.”

For once, the Mail doesn’t mislead.

Comment from JeffS
Time: January 16, 2014, 1:33 am

Apparently said singing stoat is an “attention getter”. Does that apply to Her Stoatiness as well, Uncle B?

Comment from dissent555
Time: January 16, 2014, 1:35 am

Caption contest?

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: January 16, 2014, 1:47 am

I wonder why they photoshopped his canines out of the picture?

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: January 16, 2014, 2:14 am

Hey, it’s Aneurysm Weasel!

Comment from catnip
Time: January 16, 2014, 3:43 am

At the end of the article, the Mail reports that the Wildlife Centre is also home to the “American Milk, Polecat, Wildcat and Yellow-Necked Mousse.”
Mmm, tasty—milk and mousse!

Comment from AliceH
Time: January 16, 2014, 4:10 am

Great catch, catnip!

Comment from Deborah
Time: January 16, 2014, 2:56 pm

Tooo cute. Some Enchanted Evening indeed. And the movie “South Pacific” was on last week. I just sat down in the middle of the day watched the whole thing.

Comment from MikeW
Time: January 16, 2014, 2:58 pm

Hey Stoats, did’ja ever wonder what your new lil orange furball would look like if it fell in a vat of Nair? Eesh! Is it a bat? A rat? Or just the world’s ugliest cat?
Quick, hide those depilatory products.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: January 16, 2014, 3:51 pm

Mike, whenever I see one of those Sphynx cats at a show, I can’t bring myself to go over to the owner and say, “Handsome cat”; it would be an outright lie. So I ignore them.

“. . . cat looks like a hand!” — Rachel Green, about the Sphynx cat she’s adopted, on Friends

Comment from Deborah
Time: January 16, 2014, 4:43 pm

Do you ever wear your winter-white coat Stoaty?

Comment from mojo
Time: January 16, 2014, 6:23 pm

It’s barking “Get out of here and let me hunt!”

Comment from ermine
Time: January 16, 2014, 8:04 pm

“Ha! Ha! Just kidding! It’s not singing, it’s having a massive cerebral hemorrhage!”

It could be a skrjabingylosis infestation. Must drive ’em bat-shit crazy having worms wriggling around in their heads.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: January 16, 2014, 9:44 pm

Way off topic but I ordered ten super magnets based on the weasel endorsement. Just little wafers maybe an inch square but hoo boy dems some powerful sumbitches.

Well, I was a bit disappointed the rural carrier had no problem peeling ten of them off the interior of her jeep.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: January 16, 2014, 9:56 pm

Lightly grilled, on a bun.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 16, 2014, 10:09 pm

So, BASICALLY you posted a like to Stoaty Minaj….

Comment from Nicole
Time: January 17, 2014, 2:23 am

Wow. Now that’s gonna be an ear-worm for awhile.

Comment from Xtian
Time: January 17, 2014, 3:59 pm

Ooooooh! South Pacific…

Lemmee see… Scum encrusted weasel…
I’m gonna wash that loam right outta my hair…
You’ve got to be carefully washed…
Younger than seedlings…

I could go on.

I was an usher at the Tennessee Theatre when SP came to town. By the middle of the second week it was getting tiresome listening to it night after night. Then they held it over again. I was ready to court martial Nurse Nellie by the time it finally left town.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: January 17, 2014, 6:03 pm

That picture makes the li’l feller look just about like one of the yodeling waitstaff at one of the places we dined whilst on an all-too-brief sojourn in Switzerland many moons ago…they wore full-length white bib aprons that looked sorta like that, too…

You ‘spose he does a short medley, or just a single tune at a time?

Comment from Drew458
Time: January 18, 2014, 4:31 am

Thanks for the shout out!

So I made a special What’s It just for you. Your well informed minions will probably figure it out in a flash, and may already own a few themselves.

Guesses can be made by email if you aren’t one of my registered minions.

Comment from ana
Time: January 24, 2014, 9:27 am

Great photo. It made me laugh

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