Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pine Martin/Cool Clicks

 Pine martin sitting on a suet feeder in among some shrubs and vines

This cutie - approximately the size of a small house cat - is related to minks, badges, otters, and weasels.

Is the coast clear yet?

Its favourite foods are rodents such as flying squirrels but it will also eat rabbits, birds and reptiles. This one has a particular fondness for suet.

I am linking to Cool Clicks HERE.

42 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh he's a gorgeous fellow! Love these photos. =)

Rebecca said...

Very cool!

Buttons said...

Wow great shot I think I should be looking up instead of down while in the bush. He has teeth:) B

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh wow, what an animal to capture ! He is so gorgeous. Great shots!

Tina´s PicStory said...

really cool and so cute! :)

guild-rez said...

Never seen in Guildwood, great pictures!!
Thank you for posting!
Gisela

llandudnopictures said...

You did really well to spot him, great shots!

Sandra said...

he is darling and if he eats climbing squirrels send me one please.. LOL

Crafty Green Poet said...

amazing photos!

Janet said...

At first, I thought it was miniature fox! Great photo.

ladyfi said...

Wow - amazing shots.

Cezar and Léia said...

ADORABLE critter and you got wonderful pictures!
Léia

Carol L McKenna said...

Wow! Fantastic Shot ~ Cute but bet he/she is dangerous ~

(A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Muffy's Marks said...

Cute little guy, we don't have Pine Martins in Wisconsin. In fact until I read your post I never knew they existed.

TexWisGirl said...

what a great sighting!!!

Becky said...

I've never seen a pine martin. What in interesting little guy. Good catch EG.

Judy said...

I am amazed again by your talent for photographing wildlife! This just makes me smile to look at it!

Rohrerbot said...

This is extremely cool!!! Nice captures of this animal. I don't think I've ever seen one before. Good eye(s):)

Stephanie said...

Good sighting! Never heard of these critters.

Malyss said...

It's looking cute, but I guess it has big and strong teeth!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful animal...I wouldn't have known what he was! Great photos!

Giga said...

Jest śliczny i pewno zaglądał, czy jest coś do jedzenia. Pozdrawiam.
It sure looked pretty, and if there was anything to eat. Yours.

Nancy Claeys said...

What a cute little feller. :)

Carol said...

Great shots of this cute little critter!

Jack said...

This would be a hard one to focus on, with all of the brush in front of the little guy. Good work!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Visiting from Cool Clicks....seems he has a really long tail♫ Here's my effort: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/01/frosty-etchings.html

Steffi said...

Great photos!Very beautiful shots!

Snowcatcher said...

Those are so hard to photograph! They are so people-shy. How awesome this one had a hankering for suet so you could capture these shots!

RedPat said...

Wow, I've never seen one, EG! Your nature shots are so wonderful.

Kathy said...

When I saw "pine martin" I thought it was a bird. Imagine my surprise. It has almost a foxlike face. Pretty little varmint.

Birdman said...

Caught in the act!

NatureFootstep said...

never heard of a Pine martin before. Looks like a nice animal.

LONDONLULU said...

What an amazing series of captures - I've never seen a pine martin out here! It's adorable! (Even better if it helps keep rodent populations in check:)

Michelle said...

He is a cutie and looks sneaky!

A Garden of Threads said...

A new visitor of yours??

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

How beautiful!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

He's a cute little guy! I've never seen or heard of them.

see you there! said...

Never seen a Pine martin before, what a cute pointy face.

Darla

Susan said...

What do you do, hide in a camouflage clothing? Amazing photos!!!

Zandarmid Photography said...

Wow, you've got some interesting critters out where you live... I love the face on this one!

kelley jensen said...

that's an amazing shot

Rose said...

I would been so excited at seeing him, my pictures would have been blurry!

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