One day a farmer was mowing hay in a meadow near his house. He found a nest of young weasels and removed it a little distance away. When the mother weasel came she could find no nest. As she was searching she found a tincan containing a drink for the farmer. The weasel, thinking that her spit was poisonous, spat into the tin can. She wanted to kill the farmer whom she thought had harmed her young ones. As she was going away she found the nest where the farmer had placed it. When she saw that there was no harm done to the young ones she returned again and spilled the drink, so that the farmer would not drink it.