Animal identification, scottish highlands.
Today; badger sized but ginger with small ears and a bob tail. Quite rotund and had short legs with some white on them. Now, been up the hills all my life and have never seen anything like that. It looked like a wolverine to be honest. It went to a steep burn with bush cover.Posted 4 months ago
A haggis😁Posted 4 months ago
ginger with small ears and a bob tail. Quite rotund and had short legs with some white on them
Common GlaswegianPosted 4 months ago
aren’t they allPosted 4 months ago
How many whiskies beforehand?Posted 4 months ago
Meercat,Polecat or a Martin that likes Pine 🙂Posted 4 months ago
Scottish Ginger Badger, obvs.Posted 4 months ago
Was it riding a Fatbike?Posted 4 months ago
A brafur? They’re often seen fighting with badgers…Posted 4 months ago
They’ve got them in the Highland Wildlife Park
How short legs?Posted 4 months ago
Short as a badgers?
Lucky escape if it had a jar of honey,they are well ard.Posted 4 months ago
Pine Marten, cute little vicious bastardsPosted 4 months ago
Cairngorms? If so I reckon pine martenPosted 4 months ago
Nicola SturgeonPosted 4 months ago
Kintail, Wolverine was my first thought but didn’t see how any could have escaped without it being public. White patches on belly as well. Short legs, didn’t run with much animal grace; lots of movement for not much speed. Too chunky for a pine Martin which I have seen.Posted 4 months ago
Pine Marten, cute little vicious bastards
While they’re the same family, a Marten is a fraction of the size of a badger! No way could they possibly be confused for one another, a Marten could possibly squeeze through a letterbox, a badger would more likely kick the door down.Posted 4 months ago
Snigger.Posted 4 months ago
I beg to differ on size – I’ve seen a couple of Pine Martin’s that were rather large – one at Carron Valley, one in Glen Clova.Posted 4 months ago
We’ve got badgers round here (Brissle) that are dirty gingery like that.Posted 4 months ago
If I’m getting the ban hammer, then so are you! 🤣🤣🤣Posted 4 months ago
American badger? Ive seen pics of red coloured ones.
Could it be a reddish earth-stained eurasian badger? Dunno if thats possible, from my experience of highland soil it tends to be dark.
Doubt its a polecat, have seen a few run over i dividuals this week,they are a very slender, graceful animal, and quite a dark coat Also got a good length tail.
Not so outlandish to suggest a suposedly foreign animal. My mother woke up to find an escaped capybara in her garden once.Posted 4 months ago
Badgers are nocturnal though, it was at 1pm.Posted 4 months ago
Wonder if it could have been a Martin heavily pregnant? But the colour, tail and body shape was wrong. And I could see it running through the grass/ heather which was longish. HUGE heard of goats there as well.Posted 4 months ago
Probably a weasel or a stoat.Posted 4 months ago
Or make an escapee mink from a fur coat factory.Posted 4 months ago
Probably a weasel or a stoat.
A badger size is way bigger than them though. I would probably go for an odd coloured badger.Posted 4 months ago
Was thinking maybe a muntjac or a water deer but as far as I am aware they arent in the highlands and doesnt really meet the short legs standard (when compared to a badger).
From gregsd’s link it was an otter.Posted 4 months ago
Otter? Really threw me the first one I saw in the dark. Seen several since
EDIT, guess I should have refreshed my feed before replying 🙂Posted 4 months ago
I wouldnt have associated an otter with “bob tail”.Posted 4 months ago
Badgers are nocturnal though, it was at 1pm.
Generally yes but they can be active during the data.Posted 4 months ago
Probably a weasel or a stoat.
Nah, ones Weasley recognised and the other is stoatally different.Posted 4 months ago
🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌Posted 4 months ago
Generally yes but they can be active during the data.
Must have been a panda then!Posted 4 months ago
Without wishing to be too nonplussed – if someone is looking to ident an animal the size of a badger, and you think it might be a weasel, you should probably keep your thoughts to yourself.
Your animal doesn’t sound anything like a resident – it must surely be an escapee?Posted 4 months ago
What’s a brafur?
Wahey! I thought you’d never ask… 🤣Posted 4 months ago
Must have been a panda then!
Ooops!Posted 4 months ago
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