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Polecat Attacking A Hare.

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Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Animals -- Weasel

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1869
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ANI-Wea
Animal behavior
Predation (Biology)
European polecat
Content : Printed on border: "This genus includes weasels, with the ermine or stoat, as well as the polecat or fitchet, and the ferret; all small, but distinguished for their long, flexible bodies, and their destructive habits, surpassing even the cats in their instinct for killing other animals. All are noted for a secretion in an anal pouch, which, when they are irritated or frightened, diffuses a more or less offensive odor. They trace their prey by scent, take to the water readily, as they have semi-palmated feet, and kill by inflicting a wound in the neck." Includes additional text.

Source note: Johnson''s natural history. (New York : A. J. Johnson, 1869) Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold) (1793-1860), Author. Winchell, Alexander (1824-1891), Author.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 23 x 15 cm. (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix : 1731426
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17234234
Barcode : 33333159406384
UUID: 86caaa70-c536-012f-5b3c-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1869: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Polecat Attacking A Hare." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1869. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d016-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Polecat Attacking A Hare." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 2, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d016-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1869). Polecat Attacking A Hare. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d016-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Polecat Attacking A Hare.