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This weasel is the smallest carnivore. It undergoes the same winter color change as the ermine in the northern part of its range. The least weasel preys mostly on mice. It is small enough to pursue them into their burrows. It is most active by night but will hunt in the day-time. One or two litters a year, of 4 or 5 young each, are born in an underground nest.