I was out the other day looking for some birds to photograph and it was fairly quiet with little showing. The corner of my eye caught some movement in some rocks that had been used to make a sea defence wall. That movment was an actively hunting weasel. My encounters with weasel in the past have always been without a camera in hand and been a brief glimpse as one has shot across a road like a hotdog sausage strapped to a rocket. This too was a fairly short meeting and the speed of this hunting animal was quiet remarkable and coupled with the terrain, made for some difficult photography.Don't let this 'happy face' and their small size fool you as this is one very efficient and active predator. As they have such a high metabloic rate, which is well reflected in their movements, they have to eat a lot of prey in a day to prevent rapid starvation.