Dire weasels had sleek, long bodies up to 10 feet (3 meters) long and could reach a weight of 700 pounds (320 kilograms). Those that dwell in the North were known to have white coats. And rarely, some giant weasels were born with an entirely black coloration.
Giant weasels had a unique agent within their saliva that, when in contact with a creature's open wound, prevented the clotting process in blood and promoted greater bleeding.
Once a giant weasel had its jaws locked onto a creature it was very reluctant to let go and would suck at their victim's blood. Due to the special agent within their saliva, the amount of bleeding would be excessive.
Unlike their smaller cousins, who were rather solitary creatures, giant weasels typically lived and hunted in packs.
Much like their smaller cousins, giant weasels were often trained and domesticated to be hunting companions or guard animals. Kobolds were one of many races known for domesticating giant weasels, but unlike larger races they were known to use them as mounts.
Before the Second Sundering, giant weasel pelts were generally known to sell found around 1,000 to 6,000 gp. The white pelts of the northern giant weasel, as well as the pelts of the rare black giant weasel, both typically sold for more.
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