The weasel is another symbol of death and nature's law. The weasel almost kills the young White Fang
by biting into his jugular, a major blood artery, that if severed would result in instant death. Under the weasel's grip, White Fang nearly dies, but his mother rescues him by consuming the stealthy creature. The weasel tries to eat, but is ultimately eaten. White Fang's near death experience with the weasel also foreshadows his second near death experience with the bulldog
, whose bite is similarly nearly lethal.