142623 Pine Marten Martes martes Length 55-80cm Secretive and mainly nocturnal mammal. Diet includes small mammals, Rabbits, birds and frogs. Agile climber, capable of catching Red Squirrels. Adult has slender body and long, bushy tail. Head is pointed and ears are relatively large. Fur is thick, sleek and mainly dark orange-brown with creamy yellow throat patch. Mostly silent. Formerly widespread but widely persecuted and eradicated from many areas; now restricted mainly to remote parts of Scotland and Ireland. Favours broken ground, often with tree cover.