A young vison is largely dependent upon its mother (or an especially diligent magi) for care, as it cannot feed itself for its first few months of life. The skill required to hunt takes a long time to learn, and vison eat a large variety of foods in the wild, from insects to fish to small vertebrates. They learn best in small groups, as their mothers will often have several young at a time to increase the chances that at least one will make it to adulthood. For this reason, the Keep often has designated magi look after many vison hatchlings at once, especially if they intend to release them back into the wild one day.
The vison is a shy creature, fleet enough to evade capture by almost any trap and wary of humans, but if you are patient and set up camp in the remote forest near a lake or stream, you may spot one of these creatures sniffing around for food. Smaller than most squirrels, they hardly seem like they would be adept hunters, but they are surprisingly agile and capable of taking down small rabbits if they're hungry enough. Their soft, beautiful fur is waterproof, and between webbed toes and sharp claws, they can go from swimming in swift currents to scampering up tall trees with ease.
Sprite art: Lazuli | Description: PKGriffin