Sly Stoat (behind the tree root) watching Lean Fox killing Smooth Otter.
|Mate|| Wily Stoat|
Unnamed female stoat
|Offspring||Several unnamed cubs|
|First Book Appearance||Farthing Wood: The Adventure Begins|
Like most stoats, he is completely albino during the winter and brown or tan during the other seasons and has bright red eyes, and has sharp claws and teeth, and resembles a weasel.
Farthing Wood: The Adventure BeginsEdit
He is involved with Lean Vixen's plan of leaving a trail of the infected voles going to the otters' stream and causes several of the otter cubs and adult otters to succumb to the parasite the voles carried.
After the foxes drive the otters from Farthing Wood, he gets his own retribution for what he did to the otters. Stout Vixen, Wily Stoat and Quick Weasel all eat infected voles, and become gravely sick. He knows that it was the otters' revenge and seeks out Sage Hedgehog, who turns out to be no help, and Wily Stoat and Quick Weasel soon succumb to the parasite, leaving him without a mate.
At the first assembly of Farthing Wood, he wants to go with Stout Fox to look for the otters, and help him return them to the woods, so the wood wouldn't be destroyed, but he chooses not to. When Stout Fox returns, Sly Stoat wishes that he had gone with him, and claims that Long-Whiskers may still be alive if he had, blaming himself for the extinction of the Farthing Wood Otters.
|Characters from Farthing Wood: The Adventure Begins|
|Stout Fox • Stout Vixen • Long-Whiskers • Lean Fox • Lean Vixen • Sly Stoat|
|Major Secondary Characters|
|Lightning Weasel • Sleek Otter • Lame Otter • Quick Weasel • Wily Stoat • Sage Hedgehog|
|Slow Otter • Smooth Otter|
|Kindly Badger • Jay • Nervous Squirrel • Young Badger • Otter Cubs • Farthing Wood Otters • Unnamed fox cub • Owl|