The least weasel is perfectly adapted to live the life of a solitary hunter. With his long, flexible spine, his whole body becomes a vise, constricting the prey. His jaws and canines are like a lions—able to puncture the skull with ease. He stops only long enough to eat the brains—his equivalent of an energy bar.

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  • Don't let his size fool you! Watch the least weasel take down his prey in this clip from The Secret Life of Predators on the National Geographic Channel.

  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    corpse Noun

    dead body.

    hunt Verb

    to pursue and kill an animal, usually for food.

    predator Noun

    animal that hunts other animals for food.