Stoat family in Northumberland by Christopher Castling (8 images)

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An entire family of stoats were spotted in a rare British sighting.

Eight kittens and their mother had ventured from their burrow together and briefly broke cover together after hearing an owl family nearby.

Stoats are typically solitary creatures and hunt alone so it is highly unusual to see a family of stoats in the wild.

Amateur photographer Christopher Castling, 62, was stunned to spot the group appear on a stone wall as he photographed the nearby owl family at Druridge,...
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