Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Category: Stoats & Weasels

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New Art Exhibition Focuses On The Secret Lives Of Stoats And Weasels Wild About Stoats & Weasels: An Artist’s Perspective The Robert Fuller Gallery | Thixendale, North Yorkshire | June 15th – July 7th. Small, swift and deeply secretive, stoats and weasels are hard to spot in the wild. But I have made it my mission to research these little-known mammals for a new series of paintings on exhibit in my gallery in Thixendale, North […]

stoat camera stories

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This is the story of a family of stoats living in my garden in North Yorkshire. An intensive five-year study into the secret world of stoats I have been watching six generations of a remarkable stoat dynasty for five years now. I follow these little known mammals from the moment the kits are born inside their animal nests to their first experiences of winter snows, getting to know each one individually, giving names to most. […]

stoat art

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Stunning Paintings Of Stoats and Weasels This remarkable collection is the result of a five-year intensive study This summer I will exhibit my latest collection of paintings of stoats and weasels. The event, which runs from June 15th – July 7th at my gallery in Thixendale follows a five-year intensive study into the secret worlds of the miniature mustelids living in my garden. Click here to read more about my upcoming exhibition. My in-depth research […]

stoat study

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Weasels and stoats are among the world’s smallest predators, and yet they figure large in the human psyche, appearing in legends and myths from around the world. Stories of their prowess date back to our ancient times when they were associated with witches and believed to be omens of death. The ancient Macedonians believed that seeing a weasel was a good omen, whilst the ancient Greeks held the superstition that a weasel was an embittered bride […]

Photograph: British Stoat

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There is a saying that ‘a weasel is weasel-ey recognised and a stoat is stoat-ally different’, but it only serves to confirm how difficult it is to tell the two species apart. These little brown mustelids are both fast and ferocious, with sinuous bodies and short legs. But there are a few key indicators to look for if you see a tiny, slim brown mammal slip through the undergrowth at speed. Black tip to the tail: […]

Photograph: Wildlife Artist and Photographer Robert E Fuller with a Stoat

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The Wonderful World of Weasels and Stoats   as featured in BBC Countryfile Magazine June 2018 More is known about the habits of snow leopards than of weasels and stoats, so wildlife artist and photographer Robert E Fuller created a haven in his garden in order to capture their magical, brutal lives. Here’s what he found…. Photograph: Weasel among pink saxifrage Untrustworthy, sly and vicious: the negative characteristics of weasels and stoats can be traced […]

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You’ll be pleased to hear that at least five of last year’s kits survived to independence and two remained in the garden well in to the autumn. One of these was a male ‘Mr Two Spots’, who I named after the markings under his chin. These could only be seen when he stretched out his neck. The following Spring, as the breeding season approached, I began to get anxious. I wanted a female to pair up […]

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Although weasels are common enough mammals it is rare to get more than a fleeting glimpse of one before it disappears into the undergrowth.I have followed the secret behaviour of these tiny predators through a number of cameras hidden in my garden for over a year. I have watched a female bringing up a litter of 7 kits, her battle for survival with a local stoat which sees her as a competitor and appears to […]


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