grizzly's picture

Polecat

Observed: 26th September 2013 By: grizzlygrizzly’s reputation in Mammals
Polecat
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Mydaea's picture

Why not a ferret?

Why not a ferret? http://www.vwt.org.uk/docs/polecat/polecats-and-ferrets-how-to-tell-them.... It has a lot of white on its lower back.

the naturalist man's picture

Ferret/polecat

You are on the edge of the polecat's range.

However, this looks too uniform in colour to be a polecat, I think it's a ferret or a polecat-ferret hybrid.

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notpop's picture

never seen one

never seen a wild polecat,however I have kept and worked ferrets for almost 50 years and this is a ferret.
Polecats are very dark,particularly the face mask

the naturalist man's picture

Ferret

Some would say polecats can also be pale but then the wild population is so polluted with ferret genes others argue there are no pure polecats left in Britain, except perhaps in remote areas of Scotland.

Could you put up a corrected identification of ferret please.

Graham Banwell

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