A member of the weasel family, polecats were once widespread and common throughout mainland Britain. They are solitary in nature and active throughout the year. Their favoured habitat is woodland, riverbank and surrounding farmland. They will hunt by night or by day for small rodents, birds and insects using a keen sense of smell to locate […]
The badger is the largest member of the Mustelid family and Britains largest land carnivore. They are nocturnal, emerging at dusk in summer to spend the night foraging. In winter they are much less active but do not hibernate. They live in social groups of 4 – 12 adults and when not active they lie […]
Stocky and muscular carnivore with a reputation for ferocity and strength out of proportion to its size. Able to kill prey many times larger than itself.
Lives in swamps and wetlands. Its paws are a distinctive feature, its claws not extending beyond the fleshy end pads of its partially webbed fingers and toes.