Anyway-- read this and let me know what you think. I think she is amazing. I have had encounters like the one she descibes, that icy moment when time just stops, and you have time for a breath or two maybe, staring at the eyes of a wild being. Deer, skunk, racoons, opossums, snakes, a tiny wild raptor once, no bigger than a half grown pullet, lying stunned on the ground. He bit me too. Wherever we stand in their world we intrude.
I have never encountered a weasel in the wild. I did encounter one in a pet store once, and it bit me, deep enough to be scarey. It did let go though, so I did not have to do the soaking trick although I know of it. (It does not work with otters, or beavers, so if one of them latches onto your hand you are in a real bind.)
I think I need to read 'Tinker Creek' again.