We have had 4 great days here in Minstrel Island. Thanks to all of you to provide us this beautiful bears, eagles and whales experience, Thank especially Angus for his great guidance and explaining all the wildlife to us “city people”. Also thank to John and Cathy for the great hospitality and the wonderful cooking as a 4* restaurant. We will certainly recommend this to our friends.
Barbara Kati and Wolfgang
Wildlife at Trapper’s 3 of 3
While eating lunch on the deck of Trapper’s cabin we had a visitor. The pine marten (marten Martes americana), a small predator, is a member of the weasel family, Mustelidae. It is similar in size to a small cat but has shorter legs, a more slender body, a bushy tail, and a pointed face. The fur varies from pale yellowish buff to dark blackish brown. During winter, the marten has a beautiful dark brown fur coat and a bright orange throat patch. The summer coat is lighter in colour and not nearly as thick. Males are the larger sex and weigh about 1 000 g, whereas females weigh about 650 g. The Mustelidae family also includes several other more familiar animals such as the ermine, skunk, and mink.
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