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.


  1. 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:-)

  2. Rachel you are so right what other Animals look like Ant


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