A close relative of the weasel, pine martens are known for their cat-like appearance and behavior. With retractable claws like cats, pine martens are adept at climbing and running in trees. Pine martens have a distinct reddish-brown “bib” on their chest and a dark brown coat. Pine martens tend to be fairly solitary, and are known to emit shrill shrieks during mating season.
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