Ermines, also known as stoats, are similar to weasels. They do not yield much meat at all, and their fur is not very heavy. They are not very dangerous and usually try to run. They always travel alone.
URW Game Encyclopedia description
The official URW in-game encyclopedia (accessed by the key) describes the ermine thusly:
The ermine is a small and fast animal. It's length is under 30 cm, and weight under 500 g. In the winter its fur is snow-white or yellowish-white. In the summer the fur is sand-brown. The tip of the tail is always black. The ermine is hunted for its fur.
Real life context
- Stoat (Mustela erminea) - English Wikipedia article
- Kärppä (Mustela erminea) - Finnish Wikipedia article
"Ermine" is another term for the stoat, specifically for any stoat with white, winter time fur.
In-game encyclopedia entry on the ermine