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My Stoats & Weasels to Star on American TV
Stoats and weasels filmed in my garden will feature in a US TV documentary. PBS Nature, a US-wide public broadcasting channel, is showing ‘The Mighty Weasel’ at 8pm on Thursday, February 19th.
Narrated by actress, Ana Gasteyer, who is best known for her role in Saturday Night Live, the programme is a US version of a BBC Natural World documentary ‘Weasels: Feisty and Fearless‘ which aired on BBC2 in October.
The film features habitats I created in my garden for stoats and weasels and will follow the story of a female stoat, Bandita, as she raises a litter of five in my UK garden.
For US readers: In my blogs, a weasel refers to your ‘least weasel’ and stoat is your ‘short-tailed weasel’. For more on ID and definitions: CLICK HERE
If you are reading this in the US then follow this link for more information about the upcoming show: https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/mighty-weasel-preview-nzu4nn/21080/
Otherwise you can watch a preview here:
The documentary examines the mustelid animal family, which includes weasels and badgers, and asks why weasels have such a bad reputation. It follows the adventures of a tiny orphaned weasel named Twiz and reveals the true nature of these pocket-sized predators.
Watch it to see how I rigged my Yorkshire garden with over 50 cameras to get a rare insight into the dramatic life of a mother stoat as she tries to raise her first family. And learn how new science uncovers the problem-solving abilities of the honey badger, the secrets behind the ferret’s legendary flexibility, and the remarkable sense of smell of the wolverine. Together, using their extraordinary skills, this feisty and fearless family have conquered the planet.
And click on the images below to watch highlights from the show:
Author: Robert E Fuller