Incredible footage shows wild stoat change its fur colour for winter in UK

Stoat surprised by camera in its hideout
Stoat surprised by camera in its hideout

Incredible footage shows the transformation a wild stoat undergoes as it changes the colour of its fur ahead of winter.

Robert E Fuller of Thixendale, North Yorkshire, documents how the mammal's coat gradually whitens over a few weeks, enabling the stoat to camouflage in the winter snow.

Fuller told Newsflare: "To improve camouflage in snowy conditions, some stoats change from brown to white in the winter months."

"This change can be very gradual and so it was amazing for me as a wildlife artist to watch this female's coat change in colour over the course of nearly 6 weeks."

See the change for yourself in the video above.