Let it be known: if you brought a baby stoat to my house and told me I couldn’t keep it, I would have a full on toddler meltdown. OH MY GOSH these little guys are just so cute. So what the heck is a stoat, anyway? Well, technically it is a short-tailed weasel. Also related to the ferret. It is banned as a pet anywhere in the USA. And, being a weasel, it’s probably not so cute when it gets older. It sure starts out that way though.
Check out this video of a man who found a baby stoat and took steps to introduce it back into the wild. So cute!