"he dropped the arms of both to hunt after a weasel"


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The mustelidae family, which includes the weasel, stoat, ermine, mink and ferret, are fascinatingly quick and intelligent hunters of small mammals, and farmers will often hunt them as pests. 

The weasel, famously, will often dance for, or because of, its prey.