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The Happy Weasel

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THE HAPPY WEASEL (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Livia Kohn Suncoast Collection

1- 8 1s set and cast 1 place, all set and 2s also 3s petronella into middle while 1s cross RH end facing clockwise
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance Weasel reels:
 2s+3s dance part reel of 4 up/down middle but when reaching either end they dance clockwise to top/bottom to re-enter reel while 1s dance clockwise to replace dancer leaving the reel and all end where they started
17-24 All set and 1s set again while 2s and 3s petronella (all on opposite sides) chase ½ way to own sides. 312
25-32 All dance 3 couple Allemande

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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A weasel is a mammal of the genus Mustela of the family Mustelidae. The genus Mustela includes the least weasels, polecats, stoats, ferrets and mink.

Members of this genus are small, active predators, with long and slender bodies and short legs. The family Mustelidae (which also includes badgers, otters, and wolverines) is often referred to as the "weasel family". In the UK, the term "weasel" usually refers to the smallest species, the least weasel (M. Nivalis).

Weasels vary in length from 173 to 217 mm (6.8 to 8.5 in), females being smaller than the males, and usually have red or brown upper coats and white bellies; some populations of some species moult to a wholly white coat in winter. They have long, slender bodies, which enable them to follow their prey into burrows. Their tails may be from 34 to 52 mm (1.3 to 2.0 in) long.

Weasels feed on small mammals and have from time to time been considered vermin because some species took poultry from farms or rabbits from commercial warrens. They do, on the other hand, eat large numbers of rodents.

They can be found all across the world except for Australia, Antarctica, and the neighbouring islands.

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Happy Weasel
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