Friday, 26 June 2009

Mystery mammal

There has been a lot of messaging on the Bedsbirds website over the past few days about polecats. The photos below are ones which I took on the Gypsy Lane (West) part of the Broom Gravel Pits complex last August. I could not identify the deal mammal. I am not familiar with polecats. Could this be the remains of one? It has been suggested that it was a mink. Any comments welcome.

1 comment:

Conor said...

Possibly a young otter? Hard to tell from below but the thick tail, apparent colour, hefty claws and teeth make me wonder...

I've had a dead polecat ferret recently and this looks different, in the above ways.

I'll try the Mammal Society.