The adult shurrack's coat is mottled with dark rosette markings.

The shurrack, Oromustela altifera, is a snow leopard-like musteline mustelid (closely related to the pamthret of the northern coniferous forests) from the African-European Mountains.

It is one of the deadliest predators found in the African-European Mountains. Sure-footed over difficult rocky terrain and well camouflaged by its mottled grey fur it is the groath's principal enemy. The shurracks hunt in packs, surrounding their prey, or cornering them in ravines, sharing the kill among themselves.

In winter, when the snows come and the herbivores of the mountains (including the groaths) move to lower altitudes to find shelter and food, carnivores such as the shurrack closely follow the herds on their seasonal migrations.