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The Stoat and the Rat

By jcorn3
Whilst in a bird hide, I heard a dreadful squealing sound and assumed the Sparrowhawk had made a kill. To my amasement, it was a Stoat, in the midst of a kill. On pressing the shutter for a second shot, the Stoat escaped with the Rat.

Tags: Rats Wildlife and nature Uk mammals Stoats Weasel family

Voters: johnjones, KarenFB, ValSaxby and 22 more

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Wow what a excellent shot.

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KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
13 Nov 2012 8:00PM
An amazing capture - right place, right time! Smile
BrianSS Plus
11 395 39 England
13 Nov 2012 8:08PM
Wow what a shot, well done!
mille19 Plus
11 11 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 8:09PM
Brilliant !!!
13 Nov 2012 8:47PM
fantastic gruesome but nature in the raw
Very caught, what a moment.well done
13 Nov 2012 8:56PM
Yikes! Well caught. Gruesome, but doing what comes naturally.

Yea, that`s a killer shot of an awesome predator.
what a great shot.nice to see something different.superb timing.well done.Smile
TonyDy Plus
9 9 3 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 9:39PM
Excellent shot, JC, well captured.
13 Nov 2012 10:57PM
Great capture. Well done.
13 Nov 2012 11:11PM
Awesome shot.
14 Nov 2012 6:17AM
Thats a great shot some people are never lucky enogh to ever see a stoat let alone capture on in the process of a kill great image,John.
podgod Plus
13 513 3 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 9:19AM
A difficult thing to see, let alone get such a great shot.

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