Photo category:
Shrubland of Crete
Vertebrates specimen collection
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Heraklion
  • Photo taken by:
    Trikali, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Beech Marten

Photo of Beech Marten, Martes foina. The Beech Marten is a very common small carnivore throughout Greece. Its diet, apart from small mammals, largely includes fruits and nuts. Some years ago its fur had a high commercial value. Nowadays, since it is not hunted for its fur and due to human activities food availability has increased, and as a consequence, in many places populations increase and the animal may be found even within cities.