Photo category:
Mixed forest of continental Greece
Vertebrates specimen collection
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken by:
    Trikali, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Western Polecat
Mixed forest of continental Greece diorama

Photo of a Western Polecat, Mustela putorius, a small solitary carnivore, typical of forests, that it maintains low populations. It preys upon small mammals and any small vertebrate that can catch. There are reports of polecats’ slaughter of frogs. It has been intensively hunted for its fur.