How to Draw a Long-Tailed Weasel

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Long Tailed Weasel in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Long Tailed Weasel.

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How to Draw a Long Tailed Weasel - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Begin drawing our long-tailed weasel by drawing a slanted V shape for the head.

Step 2: Good, now let's add some details to the face - draw a circle for the nose and eyes. Add a line for the mouth!

Step 3: Long tailed weasels can grow to almost a foot long. Draw a long, curvy body for your weasel.

Step 4: Now add the stubby front arm for the weasel.

Step 5: Draw a half circle for the hind leg and then add the heel and foot!

Step 6: Draw a long, rounded tail. This is where the weasel gets its name from!

Interesting Facts about Long-Tailed Weasels

A Long Tailed Weasel is common hunter of small animals all over North America and parts of South America. They are 12-14 inches long with bushy tails. The tail makes up most of their body! Long Tailed Weasels have small heads and whiskers. The males are larger than females and they are good climbers and swimmers. Like most weasels, the Long Tail isn’t a picky eater it like rodents, birds, berries, and lizards. Long Tailed Weasels like to move around at night and they are very protective of their dens. They live under rocks, tree stumps, and any other abandoned hole it can find.

Did you know?

  • A Long Tail Weasel marks its territory by wrapping its long body around the area it wants to claim. Their glands then rub a scent off to tell other Long Tails to back off!
  • Long Tail Weasels live for about 8 years, but it’s normal for them to die within the first year because of predators.
  • A litter of pups is normally 4-5.
  • Pups are born hairless and blind.
  • Many farmers like having a Long-Tail Weasel around because they are so good at hunting mice and rats.

Activity: A fun game of flexibility is a great activity for young kids. Line up the children in a line and offer an orange to the first person in line. The only rule to follow is you can’t use your hands. The first person to use their hands is out.