Pine Martens Happen to Be Shockingly Cute. Who Knew? | Featured Creature
This is a Pine Marten (Martes americana), a tree-climbing mammal in the weasel family. There are 8 species of Pine Martens found throughout the world – this one in particular being found over North America. Most of the marten is comprised of a big bushy tail; around a third of its overall length (anywhere between 30 to 34 inches). Their silky coats vary in shade from light brown to almost black with a throat bib that also ranges from pale yellow to bright orange.