'The weasel is called mustela, 'a long mouse', so to speak, for theon [telos] in Greek means 'long'. […] It hunts snakes and mice. […] Some say that weasels conceive through the ear and give birth through the mouth; others say, on the contrary, that they conceive through the mouth and give birth through the ear…' (transl. Aberdeen Bestiary Project)
Bestiary, Thérouanne ca. 1270.
LA, J. Paul Getty Museum, MS. Ludwig XV 3, fol. 91v