Back Into the Woods - Clara Prieto
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Back Into the Woods
The pine marten is a member of the mustelid family which also includes weasels, otters and badgers. It is widely known for its agility in the trees and for being able to prey on squirrels, but in truth it mostly hunts on the ground. It has a slightly longer muzzle and more teeth than other species of the mustelid family. It also has semi-retractable claws that help it to climb trees. In squirrel fashion, it will climb a tree by embracing it and performing a series of upward jerks.
A pine marten can fall from 20 metres high and land on all fours unharmed. Using impressive bursts of speed over small distances, they are able to hunt and catch a wide variety of small mammals, including rabbits and rodents. A typical hunt involves patrolling commonly used pathways which they mark with their scat (droppings). Their claws and large canine teeth are the perfect tools for grabbing and gripping onto prey.
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