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Polecat

Observed: 13th April 2012 By: WombatWombat’s reputation in MammalsWombat’s reputation in Mammals
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Gill Sinclair's picture

IDing polecats

This looks like a polecat to me but I'm never confident about whether an animal is pure polecat or hybidised with a ferret. Does anyone know of a good website/online factsheet with some clear pictures of facial markings or whatever we would use to distinguish between the two?

Gill Sinclair
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Fenwickfield's picture

website

I used to have polecat ferrets and they have a much lighter face above the eyes but there are now hybrids from both the polecat tends to have less cream colour above the eyes and darker fur.I too have agreed on polecat I don't think we can ever be 100% sure.

Fenwickfield