How come in stories, books and cartoons weasels are always villains, while the very similar mongooses are always heroes?
I don’t know but they always do seem to be, I love the books that Brian Jaques writes and the villains in them are always ferrets and weasels. The heroes are always mice.
I guess it’s quite easy to make them look nasty with all those sharp teeth.
Just as well we know better.
Interestingly, Wikipedia has a list of fictional Mustelids in film and literature:
Weasel = ?