Definition Of polecat
Example Of polecat
Adult and juvenile gerbils of both sexes give alarm calls and footdrum in the presence of an assortment of terrestrial predators: snakes, monitor lizards, foxes, polecats , weasels, humans and large ungulates.
At heart, though, the ferret is a denizen of the countryside, a weasel closely related to the European polecat and the mink.
Domestic ferrets are generally believed to be descended from the European polecat ; and they were originally used as hunting animals to catch rabbits and rodents.
He said the smell was caused by polecats , which have a natural pungent odour, and the dead bird had stunned itself the previous day when it escaped and flew into a window.
Martin, from Wilmslow, is particularly fond of the polecat - the mammal from which ferrets evolved - and over two years he has rescued 10 injured polecats and then sent them back into their habitat to breed.