A view on Fishing,Community and Life on the NW coast of Scotland

Half past three in the morning and woken up from a fairly deep sleep to what I now know is a pine marten wanting to get back into the loft. Made sure Dougal was not involved and went out to see what I could do. Turns out it went really quiet and it was still dusk with the moon falling behind Raasay. Did not want to stamp about looking from the wee one. Noticed back towards the house, the mother was watching me from the ridge of the window. Took a couple of bad photos of the moon before going back for some more sleep. First thing I heard this morning was the little one calling and nipped down to see a very cute young pine marten on the porch window sill. Tried to climb the wall when it saw me but fell off. Very little resistance when picked up, probably exhausted from the traumatic night out. After a brief visit to the school

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and a wee photo set it was back in to the loft, a little tamer and definitely relieved.

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Comments on: "Pine Marten Rescue…..No2" (8)

  1. Alistair Gray said:

    That is an amazing sight Ali and a privilege to have such wild life sharing living quarters with you.

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      Despite the sleep disruption it is pleasant to intervene in a positive way, hopefully one is not distorting what is happening in nature. Suppose some hen owning crofters will not be too happy about what is going on in the loft, but it gives me a good feeling. Cheers

  2. Liz Harris said:

    Wow You are brave , Snoddie x Liz and Jan x

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      Seemed more accepting if it was the same one and it had been out all night. The first one was bothered and was trying to bite and scratch. This one was a lot more subdued so did not think it was up for the neck bite.

  3. brian skye said:

    Stunning , just stunning ,,, cracking photo,s ,,,, yea suppose the egg layers wont be happy but hey ,,,,, how many people in this world can have a photo like this ,,,,, south yonder ,,, naaaa

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      It was a smart little beastie, know it can be vicious but it needed help, cheers

  4. Wonderful! Most of us will never see a pine marten in the wild, although does your loft count as “the wild” ?!

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      Wild enough for me not to go there at the moment. Wait until they move out before I check things out, cheers

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