Pine Marten


This is a Pine Marten I mounted in a glass wall case after it got run over in Scotland. I remember the first time I saw a wild one: it was running along the road in front of us and looked so gangly - it was very exciting.  A few years later, I watched them from a hide eating peanut butter and an egg - really great views.

The Pine Marten

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Genus: Martes
Species: M. martes
Binomial name
Martes martes (Linnaeus1758)
European pine marten range (green – native, red – introduced)