Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Polecat -- the real deal?






a long story but sitting on the car boot peeling an orange, the benefits of eating fruit, when this came loping down the road towards me -- by the time I got the camera out it had gone! it reappeared with a baby rabbit and ran off down the road -- 20 minutes later it ran past 6m away and where was the camera? in the car!  persistence paid off in the end -- from the limited gen on the internet this looks like a real Polecat rather than a Polecat Ferret but I am no expert --the black from the eyes extends to the nose, legs and feet black, no unusual marks in the back -- North Lincs -- Canon 1D4 and Canon 300 2.8 II

6 comments:

Christian said...

to get that with a 300mm! You must have been close! Brilliant.

Isidro Ortiz said...

Bonitas fotos,eso son los beneficios de la fruta,jejeje.Saludos

Clare Gillatt said...

Looks fabulous - don't know if any info here may help you - there's a good sound recording of mother with kittens!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/European_Polecat

Graham Catley said...

Nice pictures, that are the benefits of the fruit, lol. regards

kirstallcreatures said...

Great sighting, and what a surprise

Nick Green said...

Excellent pics - looks the real deal to me! I believe Polecats (judged by roadkills), have been slowly expanding their range for a decade or so - but wow - a Lincolnshire Polecat - what a find! I'm afraid its topped you Monty harrier though!

Regards,

Nick