Wednesday, April 6, 2022

American Marten

We just learned about the Wolverine.

Another type of animal in the same family is the American Marten.

These small fuzzy animals are about 2 feet long and weigh about 3 pounds.
They have dark brown fur and a a yellow orange neck.

Even though these animals are small, they are great hunters and will go after other animals like mice, squirrels and bugs.
In the winter time they will dig under the snow in tunnels to hunt other animals!

Sometimes when martens get cold in the winter they will make tunnels in the snow going down to tree roots to make themselves a little snow house almost like an igloo to keep warm.

(from: wikipedia - american marten)

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