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Pine Martens Happen to Be Shockingly Cute. Who Knew? - The Featured Creature

Pine Martens Happen to Be Shockingly Cute. Who Knew? - The Featured Creature

a pine marten, a member of the weasel family found across the North

a pine marten, a member of the weasel family found across the North

American marten - if it wasn't a fisher, it may have been a marten we saw in Sebastopol.

American marten - if it wasn't a fisher, it may have been a marten we saw in Sebastopol.

Photo Series | American Pine Marten “Images by © • Daniel Cadieux • Philip Childs • Joe Wilson

Photo Series | American Pine Marten “Images by © • Daniel Cadieux • Philip Childs • Joe Wilson

American or Pine Marten. Eats squirrels and such. One of Minnesota's "cutest" predators.

American or Pine Marten. Eats squirrels and such. One of Minnesota's "cutest" predators.

American marten (Martes americana). Photo by Tudorw @ http://beothic.blogspot.ca/2014/11/newfoundland-pine-marten.html

American marten (Martes americana). Photo by Tudorw @ http://beothic.blogspot.ca/2014/11/newfoundland-pine-marten.html

Curiously Cute Pine Marten ~ The American marten is a long, slender-bodied weasel with relatively large rounded ears, short limbs, and a bushy tail. It has a roughly triangular head and sharp nose. Its long, silky fur ranges in color from pale yellowish buff to tawny brown to almost black. Its head is usually lighter than the rest of its body, while the tail and legs are darker. The Am. marten usually has a characteristic throat & chest bib ranging in color from pale straw to vivid orange.

Curiously Cute Pine Martens

Curiously Cute Pine Marten ~ The American marten is a long, slender-bodied weasel with relatively large rounded ears, short limbs, and a bushy tail. It has a roughly triangular head and sharp nose. Its long, silky fur ranges in color from pale yellowish buff to tawny brown to almost black. Its head is usually lighter than the rest of its body, while the tail and legs are darker. The Am. marten usually has a characteristic throat & chest bib ranging in color from pale straw to vivid orange.