STATUS: Native, “Least Concern”
DESCRIPTION: 12-14 in long, with a tail that is 40-70% of body length, and weighing between 3 and 9 oz.
DIET: It is a fearless and aggressive hunter that may attack animals far larger than itself. It eats rodents but can also eat small birds, eggs, reptiles, fish, amphibians, earthworms, and some insects.
HABITAT: Farmlands, shrub lands, trees, fields, woodlands.
NOTES: Dens in burrows.
Photo Credit: J. N. Stuart