The pine marten has a chestnut to dark brown coat, which is long and silky in winter, shorter and rougher in summer. The animals are easily confused with the stone marten, especially because they inhabit similar areas. But there are also striking differences: For example, the pine marten is larger than the stone marten, although it is surprisingly lighter. Its throat spot is yolk-yellow to yellowish brown and rounded at the bottom. By contrast, the stone marten is white and forked. Also the nose of the Baummarders contrary to that of the Steinmarders is dark and higher built. On his upper lip are long tactile hairs that react sensitively to any touch and are therefore well suited for orientation in the dark. The head and the ears are of triangular shape. The ear edges are yellowed as a special feature. The males are slightly larger than the females and on average one third heavier. The pine marten has a body length of about 60-80 cm, including the very long and bushy tail. This serves to stabilize the balance during climbing and jumping. In contrast to the stone marten, the soles of the tree marten are very hairy. This is the reason that his tracks seem to be slightly blurred in the snow.jagdverband.de/content/baummarder-martes-martes
September 1, 2019
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