European Pine Marten
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18th Aug, 2020
- The European Pine Marten is a small carnivore from the Mustelid family.
- It preys more on grey squirrel (not native to Britain and Ireland) than the native red squirrel.
- Pine martens raid the nests of grey squirrels called dreys.
- The marten prefers grey squirrels as they are larger and thus a richer food source.
- Red squirrels have evolved to live alongside martens.
- IUCN status: Least Concern
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