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  • Animal identification, scottish highlands.
  • Premier Icon duckman
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    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.

    Premier Icon Phil_H
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    A haggis😁

    Premier Icon thegreatape
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    ginger with small ears and a bob tail. Quite rotund and had short legs with some white on them

    Common Glaswegian

    Premier Icon donald
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    aren’t they all

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    How many whiskies beforehand?

    Premier Icon fasthaggis
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    Meercat,Polecat or a Martin that likes Pine 🙂

    Premier Icon pandhandj
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    Scottish Ginger Badger, obvs.

    Premier Icon fasthaggis
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    Was it riding a Fatbike?

    Premier Icon swavis
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    A brafur? They’re often seen fighting with badgers…

    Premier Icon beej
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    Escaped wolverine?

    They’ve got them in the Highland Wildlife Park

    https://www.highlandwildlifepark.org.uk/news/article/15944/wolverine-kits-out-and-about-/

    Premier Icon dissonance
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    How short legs?
    Short as a badgers?

    Premier Icon fasthaggis
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    Lucky escape if it had a jar of honey,they are well ard.

    Premier Icon joshvegas
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    Pine Marten, cute little vicious bastards

    Premier Icon tabletop2
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    Cairngorms? If so I reckon pine marten

    Premier Icon mrb123
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    Nicola Sturgeon

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    This fella?

    Premier Icon duckman
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    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.

    Premier Icon CountZero
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    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.

    Premier Icon pandhandj
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    @swavis,

    What’s a brafur? 🤔🤔🤔

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Snigger.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    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.

    Premier Icon csb
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    We’ve got badgers round here (Brissle) that are dirty gingery like that.

    Premier Icon pandhandj
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    @slowoldman,

    If I’m getting the ban hammer, then so are you! 🤣🤣🤣

    Premier Icon gregsd
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    UK mammals by size

    Premier Icon johnnymarone
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    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.

    Premier Icon duckman
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    Badgers are nocturnal though, it was at 1pm.

    Premier Icon duckman
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    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.

    Premier Icon mattyfez
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    Probably a weasel or a stoat.

    Premier Icon mattyfez
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    Or make an escapee mink from a fur coat factory.

    Premier Icon dissonance
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    Probably a weasel or a stoat.

    A badger size is way bigger than them though. I would probably go for an odd coloured badger.
    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).

    Premier Icon gecko76
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    From gregsd’s link it was an otter.

    Premier Icon welshfarmer
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    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 🙂

    Premier Icon dissonance
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    I wouldnt have associated an otter with “bob tail”.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Badgers are nocturnal though, it was at 1pm.

    Generally yes but they can be active during the data.

    Premier Icon razorrazoo
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    Probably a weasel or a stoat.

    Nah, ones Weasley recognised and the other is stoatally different.

    Premier Icon pandhandj
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    🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

    Premier Icon TiRed
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    Generally yes but they can be active during the data.

    Must have been a panda then!

    Premier Icon vazaha
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    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?

    Premier Icon swavis
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    What’s a brafur?

    Wahey! I thought you’d never ask… 🤣

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Must have been a panda then!

    Ooops!

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