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Giant weasel

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Giant weasel
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Urist likes giant weasels for their long bodies.

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Weasel - Weasel man - Giant weasel

Alignment: Savage

· Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 20,140 cm3
Mid: 100,700 cm3
Max: 201,400 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 2-3
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 12-13
Fat 12
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 12-18
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide
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A large monster taking the shape of a weasel.

Giant weasels are much larger versions of the common weasel, found in most savage biomes. While the common animal is one of the smallest in the game, the giant variant is about three times bigger than a dwarf, but they are generally harmless due to being benign. Like normal weasels, they are solitary, don't spawn during the winter and their young are called kits.

Giants weasels may be captured in cage traps and trained into pets. They're large enough to actually produce food when butchered, giving returns equivalent to a mule in quantity. Like their common counterparts, giant weasels are very short-lived, living no more than 2-3 years, making keeping them around for extended periods of time a questionable decision. Giant weasels are exotic mounts and may be witnessed being used by elves during sieges.

Some dwarves like giant weasels for their long bodies and their short legs.


"Earth-shattering thud" goes the weasel.