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Flora & Fauna Especially for the botanists and twitchers.

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Default Mallorcan Mammal - what are they?

We visited Puerto Pollensa a few weeks ago. I filmed this one evening when we were walking to the beach - I've put it on Youtube and can be viewed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEFE...ature=youtu.be

Can anyone tell me what they are?

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I have looked on the internet and found a picture of a Beech Marten which looks very much like those in your video, because of copyright concerns i can't post the picture but here is the link to the website i found it on :- Sheet Zoom Image | Mammals'Planet .
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Thanks! That looks like it
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Trees for Life - Species profile: Pine marten

or are the Pine Martins ------ after all we do have lots of pines
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We visited Puerto Pollensa a few weeks ago. I filmed this one evening when we were walking to the beach - I've put it on Youtube and can be viewed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEFE...ature=youtu.be

Can anyone tell me what they are?

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Could you tell me where the Torrent/Gulley is where you filmed them?
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Trees for Life - Species profile: Pine marten

or are the Pine Martins ------ after all we do have lots of pines
I should think that's them. Well done!
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they look very similar to the pine martins we get in forests in gods country

ours are a bit more vicious though they carry an irn bru bottle in their back pocket and a knife, they do keep the haggis numbers down during winter months though to be fair....!!!!!!
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We were walking down Carrer Voltor towards the beach - just before Carrer Estonell.
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They are European Pine Martins." Martes Martes". I have seen quite a few around the area. Gordo not far from your place.. They leave scats to mark their territory..
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We were walking down Carrer Voltor towards the beach - just before Carrer Estonell.
Thanks John, Its the torrent near us in Gotmar!!
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There are some great photos of the Pine Marten here :- Pine marten photo - Martes martes - A10424 | ARKive .

And an interesting read about the Beech Marten and the Pine Marten here :-http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.230...21104301350977.
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Great video , thanks for sharing, its good to see some alive, we normally just see them as road kill on the busy roads!
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