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Pine Martin

Although the Pine martin is one of the highlands hardest animals to see, if you catch a glimpse of this fascinating mammal you will see why it is such a capable predator.

A member of the weasel family, the pine martin uses its agility and predatory skills to hunt other woodland mammals.

The Pine martin generally isn't seen due to its nocturnal habits; hunting at night but if you're lucky and if you really get out into the wild of the Highlands, you have a chance to spot this woodland mammal.

Years ago it was hunted for its fur, today the spread of forestry has had a detriment effect, yet the pine martin still survives and continues to slowly increase and expand his range throughout the Highlands of Scotland.