Pine Marten

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Pine martens are skillful treetop hunters and adept climbers with many physical adaptations, such as a long tail and powerful forelimbs, fit for their arboreal, acrobatic lifestyle.

Pine martens are skillful treetop hunters and adept climbers with many physical adaptations fit for their arboreal, acrobatic lifestyle. They are frequently found racing on thin, swinging branches and leaping from one treetop to another in pursuit of small prey, especially squirrels.

The pine marten has a long, bushy tail to aid in balancing, well-developed claws, and a bone and muscle structure that aids its powerful forelimbs.

Sources: (Clevenger, 1993; Corbet & Southern, 1977; Grzimek, 1990; Nowak 1999; Schwanz, 2000; Zalewski, Jedrzejewski, & Jedrzejewska, 1995)
Image: Zweer de Bruin

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