A ferret near cover.
Ferrets, like other mustelids, prefer to hunt from cover and are rarely seen in the open. Ferrets are much larger than stoats and weasels. They are also readily identified by their black face mask.
Photograph: by J.H. Johns, taken at Brightwater, Nelson, 1961. Courtesy ofArchives New Zealand / Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga, Wellington Office. [AAQT 6395 M7310]. Putorius putorius furo. Taken at Brightwater, Nelson. Photographer: J. H. Johns. Date: 1961.