Mr Maclaren, gamekeeper, while engaged in setting mole traps in a field on the home farm of Stirkoke, Caithness, was surprised by a strange sound as if coming from a hive of bees, and immediately he was set upon by a swam of weasels, which attacked him with great ferocity.
With a stick which he carried, he succeeded in killing nine of the assailants, but not before he was severely bitten. There appeared to be two young broods, and as many escaped as were killed.
This is the second occasion on which Maclaren has been attacked by weasels in the same district.
The Dundee Courier and Argus, July 20, 1886.