Mr. Marten was tracking a red squirrel, and not too pleased that David was mucking about making noises that warned squirrels... but so it goes. He can make up for the missed meal by raiding the bird feeder. They are voracious little chaps. It takes energy to keep warm in a Muskoka winter!
These are very attractive members of the weasel family -- active year round. They have fur on the bottom of their feet for warmth, which gives their tracks a snowshoe effect.
We understand that this marten made a few suggestions to David on the stringing of the lights, which no doubt David took to heart...
Thanks for the pics David!