polecat = skunk = fitch
Posted by Laura W on April 25, 1998 at 00:32:12:
In response to What is a polecat?, written by Carolyn B on April 24, 1998 at 23:12:17
] I know (from Monty Python of all things) that it's supposed to be a stinky animal.
] When I looked it up in the dictionary the first definition was "European carnivorous mammal of which the ferret is considered a domestic variety" and the second definition was "skunk" - Does the polecat do a similar spraying thing or is it "something completely different"? ; )
My dictionary only adds that the European word for it is "fitch," which in turn I had to look up. It said that it has very dark black, almost purplely fur.
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