What do pine martens look like?
Dark reddish brown in colour, with a creamy yellow throat bib, pine martens are members of the stoat and weasel family (mustelids). They are slender creatures, with a pointed face and a long bushy tail that allows them to balance in trees. They are between 19-27 inches long; roughly the size of a domestic cat. Pine martens are the only mustelids with semi-retractable claws, which enable them to climb trees as well as run on the ground. They have small, rounded, highly sensitive ears which are tipped with yellow, and they have sharp teeth.