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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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13 Nov 2012 7:59PM
Wow what a excellent shot.

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
13 Nov 2012 8:00PM
An amazing capture - right place, right time! Smile
BrianSS 11 400 39 England
13 Nov 2012 8:08PM
Wow what a shot, well done!
mille19 11 11 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 8:09PM
Brilliant !!!
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
13 Nov 2012 8:47PM
fantastic gruesome but nature in the raw
13 Nov 2012 8:53PM
Very caught, what a moment.well done
13 Nov 2012 8:56PM
Yikes! Well caught. Gruesome, but doing what comes naturally.

13 Nov 2012 8:58PM
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 10 3 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 9:39PM
Excellent shot, JC, well captured.
13 Nov 2012 10:57PM
Great capture. Well done.
Tars 6 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 11:11PM
Awesome shot.
neonknight 13 1 United Kingdom
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 14 513 3 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2012 9:19AM
A difficult thing to see, let alone get such a great shot.

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