Curiously Cute Pine Marten ~ The American marten is a long, slender-bodied weasel with relatively large rounded ears, short limbs, and a bushy tail. It has a roughly triangular head and sharp nose. Its long, silky fur ranges in color from pale yellowish buff to tawny brown to almost black. Its head is usually lighter than the rest of its body, while the tail and legs are darker. The Am. marten usually has a characteristic throat & chest bib ranging in color from pale straw to vivid orange.
AMERICAN MARTEN....aka American Pine Marten.... found in the forests of northern North America....measure 12.6 - 17.7 inches long with a 5.1 - 9 inch tail and a weight of 9.9 - 45.9 ounces....to keep warm in winter it tunnels under the snow into tangles of tree roots