The short-followed weasel, or stoat, is a delightful little character that dependably resembles he’s dependably planning something sinister. The creature passes by the name ermine when it’s in its immaculate white winter coat. In the spring and summer, its hide is a ruddy cocoa. The photograph above demonstrates the ermine in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park. It was shot by picture taker Stefano Unterthiner. In the winter, encompassed by snow, you may not see the nearness of this little animal, unless you recognized his beady bruised eyes and his modest pink nose.