Least Weasel - The smallest member of the mustelidae family. The least weasel is thin with a greatly elongated body that is very flexible. Eyes are large and bulging. Legs and tail are short. If they can find a hole, they can get in. Color of the fur is dependent to the region they are located in, in West Virginia they are usually almost a chocolate color in summer and white in winter. They are capable of taking down prey five times bigger than they are. Droppings resemble Payday bars only smaller.
Long Tailed Weasel - Also called a stoat. One of the larges members of the family. Eyes are black in daylight but glow emerald green in a spotlight. Fur is brown on top and creamish on the bottom. The tail has a black tip. In winter they are white with a black tipped tail.
The American mink is a semiaquatic mustelid. Hunting habits are like the above animals. They are larger and stouter than their above cousins. The tail is uniform in shape until the somewhat tapered tip.
The largest of the omnivorous mustelids native to West Virginia. Bodies are long and thin and low to the ground. The fur changes with the seasons from a more solid to mottled in the summer. From deep brown to black. The face to the shoulders can be hoary-gold to silver due to tricolored guard hairs. They do climb. One of the few animals that can kill a porcupine. Droppings resemble clustered deer droppings.