Stone Marten (Martes foina)
Related to the Weasel and Stoat the Marten is a curious little creature that lives in the wooded areas and forests of Europe. They grow to between 40 and 50cms in length and have a large bushy tail.
Marten's are omnivores, their diet includes worms, eggs, fruit, other smaller mammals and high-tension leads in car engines.
As in the case of Renate's little Renault Clio the Marten completely ate through the lead for the number 1 cylinder. Probably a mid-night snack after finding a nice warm spot to sleep for the day.
This guy must have had good taste as he picked the most extensive cable at 70 euro.
Am I the only one who can see a resemblance between the small fury creature and Antony’s profile picture? Perhaps someone should warn Renate – once you get one of those small furry creature burrowed in – they can be very difficult to remove! Or is that just anthropomorphism taking over:-)ReplyDelete
Rachel you are so right what other Animals look like AntReplyDelete