Stoat dances in Froyle September 2015

Lower Froyle resident Anne W. emailed us about a wonderful wildlife experience on 3rd September 2015.

“Looking out of my window at the back of the garden I saw a stoat performing the most amazing “dance”.   It cavorted all over the grass, twisting and turning, leaping high in the air, somersaulting, tearing up and down the garden.   A few months ago on a nature programme I saw a film of a stoat doing exactly what I was privileged to be watching.   I did not know that we had one in the garden.   Because I was so fascinated by it, I am not sure how long it lasted – perhaps 1/2 hour.”

Stoat image BBCFor a BBC video clip of this dancing behaviour of stoats see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0074tkf