Fizz's picture

Polecat or feral ferret

Observed: 9th August 2009 By: Fizz

Unfortunately I found this 'polecat' dead in the road. I took photos of it and sent them to the Dorset Wildlife trust but never heard anything back. Is it a true polecat or a feral ferret?

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Mark at Magdalen's picture

I'm no expert but I think a

I'm no expert but I think a 100% wild polecat would have a darker nose than this

Gill Sinclair's picture

This looks like a youngster

This looks like a youngster so maybe the markings get darker? I find it really difficult to distinguish between the two, so will be interested to hear an Expert opinion:-)

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
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