Pine Marten 001
Our resident pine marten comes around about every two weeks. They are super fast and about the only animal I know that can chase and catch a red squirrel either going up or down a tree.
Pine Marten 002
I was fortunate that I was looking out the window when this guy came into the yard last week.
Pine Marten 003
Two distinguishing marks are the light brown chest and black lines above each eye.
Pine Marten 004
You can see it’s catlike claws in this photo.
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These sharp claws allow it to climb trees with ease. They are always looking around for prey.
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This is the last photo that I got as he looked up at me from under our rail fence. It didn’t take it long to disappear out of sight.