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a white weasel

as a white weasel drags its prey through snow. . . . the rat tail's last twitch
kigo/ weasel (brown in summer but white in winter!) My area is the Rocky Mountain West For Debbie Guzzi's "Animal Haiku Poetry Contest" Note: Go to Youtube and see videos of weasel attacks if you want to see it in action. Sad but it's "animal nature!" The rat I saw in a video was nearly twice the size of that weasel that killed him!! White weasels are very cute, but wow, are they ever vicious!

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Date: 5/16/2015 12:07:00 PM
i don't feel sorry for the rat at all. lol. nature doing her thing
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Date: 4/8/2013 6:37:00 PM
I have already posted a poem for the contest.
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Date: 11/30/2011 3:22:00 PM
Nice write,Andrea.Congratulations on your win in Debbie `s"Animal Haiku"contest....
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Date: 11/30/2011 6:57:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Debbie Guzzi's "Animal Haiku" contest Andrea. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/30/2011 3:02:00 AM
Congratulations Andrea on your win.I loved it first time around.
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Date: 11/30/2011 1:58:00 AM
Andrea congrats on your win, you can have my share of these weasels..David
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Date: 11/29/2011 11:27:00 PM
Congratulation on your wonderful and sweet win. Have a nice day, my friend,bl
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Date: 11/29/2011 9:45:00 PM
You sure painted such a striking image here, Andrea! I'm sorry I missed reading this earlier-- now I know what you meant about thinking death and winter-- nonetheless this was a great read-- really like how you that rat tail still twitches...super congrats to you sweetie :D hugs to you
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Date: 11/28/2011 7:51:00 PM
i don't know maybe i did my entry for Debbie's contest all wrong.... enjoyed Andrea,... good luck in the contest,...xooxox~ p.d.
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Date: 11/25/2011 12:30:00 PM
I guess you have a much sider apprecation of our fellow creatures than I do living in NYC. I did see a deer yesterday at a Thanksgiving dinner in New Jersey. Won't "weasel' my way out of saying this is a stimulating haiku. I am a long time member of the National Wildlife Federation by the way. Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 11/23/2011 10:35:00 AM
Let's hope it snows in New York City. :)
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Date: 11/25/2011 12:32:00 PM
You have the same name as a famed blues musician. I live in NYC and while snow is very beautiful it is not fun to dig out cars and surrounding areas of houses. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish
Date: 11/20/2011 1:59:00 PM
should be your- had company tell 2 last night so not enough sleep but wanted to catch up on your poems. love phyl
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Date: 11/20/2011 1:58:00 PM
Yes, weasels are very vicious . Like you Haiku. love phyl
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Date: 11/20/2011 11:41:00 AM
I have been checking in on Soup from the library but I can stay here long..a white weasel/ drags its prey through the snow . . . the rat tail’s twitches [do not leave out the /the/ doing this is called Tontoism..in haiku circles] omitt [last] and let the reader decide..other than those 2 tiny things perect! Miss you!
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Date: 11/20/2011 1:55:00 AM
Very awesome! I enjoyed reading. ;) Always, Laura
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Date: 11/19/2011 8:29:00 PM
A vicious little beastie indeed... Soup mail...Margaret
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Date: 11/19/2011 2:06:00 PM
Powerful piece, my friend. Yes, I can imagine the weasel v the rat. I was researching King Cobras once and saw one fight a mongoose on some video on the 'Net - scary stuff! The mongoose won.
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Date: 11/19/2011 10:33:00 AM
Very vivid description of a nature vs. nature conflict, Andrea. You did a great job on this one for Deb's contest and I wish you success. The northern lights haiku wasn't written for the top of the world contest. I entered the one about the North Pole in that. Have a great weekend! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 11/19/2011 9:36:00 AM
I may just have to post a Haiku! I DiGG this piece! I may send you some of the deleted poems if you keep them private.
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Date: 11/19/2011 6:16:00 AM
Yes Andrea wild animal life is indeed quite violent, however also there are and there is no deneying it.! quite tactile familial moments to be observed, pleasure to read you today..!
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Date: 11/19/2011 1:13:00 AM
No Andrea, I'm here 2 stay. Get use 2 it. I'm coming over 2 read U all over again. Let me settle in & I'll be reading your poetry with a cup of tea, or glass of wine. Which ever sets the mood right. Until than bye bye* love Siddy
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Date: 11/18/2011 7:57:00 PM
Great haiku! But ew... I am so squeamish, it made me squirm. Hope Debbie likes it! Sending you soup mail, too. :-)
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Date: 11/18/2011 3:59:00 PM
Brilliant Andrea, totally brilliant! You crafted a poem that tells so much about a weasel with minimal words!! I'm glad you supplied more information about weasels though(not enough words to tell all that in your poem), all this information I never knew about! Are these critters all throughout the cold states...Like the Midwest? I've never seen any of them here! Awesome work!!
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Date: 11/18/2011 2:47:00 PM
Love your didactic spirit. Didn't know weasels were white in winter. Those animals are sneaky enough. Haven't received your hotmail yet. Wonder what is wrong? Love, daver
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Date: 11/18/2011 1:05:00 PM
You have been aptly and creatively tackling nature poetry lately Andrea, kudos and thank you. This one is great, but also gives some extra information that is interesting.
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