Stoat

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  1. Campercaillie

    Campercaillie Read Only Funster

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    Just back from our first trip as motorhomers: Stayed for a night on Loch Naver, and was enjoying an early-morning cuppa in the van when I spotted this little chappie scurrying past amongst the rocks. I did my best impression of the noise of a dying rabbit, and sure enough, his curiosity drew him back. Never fails!

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    Brilliant photo cute but deadly :thumb:
     
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    Looks like a pine martin
     
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    The black tip on the tail is more stoat like .
     
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    Not the one but we saw one while in Scotland and were told they love peanut butter, jam and honey:thumb:
     

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    You can weasely tell the difference between a stoat and a weasel 'cos a weasel is stoatally different!

    OK, I'll get me coat! :Smile:
     
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    A little help with recognition: The stoat is instantly recognisable by its black-tipped tail, which is retained even when they're in their all-white winter ermine coat. The pine marten is much bigger, compared to the relatively tiny stoat, and its tail is long and bushy.
     
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    No doubt it's a Stoat and a really excellent photo indeed:thumb:

    Pine Martin, just a tad bigger. The ones that live in our loft are more cat size although much lower to the ground, but still they are nearer 3ft in length vs the Stoat at say 1ft.
     

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