Stranger Fruit

Monday Mustelid #27


Pine marten, Martes martes L.


[Strictly speaking, #27 should be the Nilgiri marten, M. gwatkinsii, but I can’t find any images.]


  1. #1 Doc Bill
    August 25, 2008

    Thank you for providing the Monday Mustelid.

    I had no idea what “mustelids” were before reading your blog. Yeah, I know a weasel when I see one, Casey Luskin of the Discovery Institute, for example, but I was unfamiliar with the diversity of this group.

    I find them strangely attractive, Casey excluded, and their social behavior is fascinating. Thanks to your blog I am learning more about this group of animals.

    Best regards,

  2. #2 John Lynch
    August 26, 2008

    my pleasure!

  3. #3 Sabine
    August 26, 2008

    I *still* want a marten! Anyone wanna trade a cat for a marten?

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