Pine Marten Martes martes
- Medium sized mammal with short legs
- Body fur is dark brown with a large creamy white patch between the head and front legs
- Long bushy tail
- Head has prominent upright creamy-white ears
- Face is dark brown
Pine martens can be found in well wooded areas with plenty of cover.
Photo: Steve Lonsdale
Other identification clues
Pine martens droppings are long with twisty ends. Sometimes coiled into a U-shape or spiral. They contain hairs, feathers and berries in autumn.
Photo: Derek Whiteley