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A genet and ??? - SOLVED Beech / Stone Marten

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« on: April 06, 2015, 10:20 AM »

I've had my camera trap out in my campo and for the first time have captured a Genet. Can anyone tell me what the second animal is that climbs the tree. My Spanish friend told me it was a Weasel (comadreja), but from the pictures I've seen, to me, the tail looks very wrong for a weasel.


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« Last Edit: April 06, 2015, 19:05 PM by Maria »

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2015, 13:40 PM »
I can't help with the ID, but thanks for posting the video. I assume the bird sounds are nightingales.

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2015, 16:49 PM »
Wow! It's all happening in Lanjaron!. The second animal looks like a pine or beech marten and is definitely not a weasel. Amazing. I can't comment on the sound as I couldn't hear it due to my computer playing silly buggers.


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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2015, 17:06 PM »
Hi, your second creature is a stone marten ..... fantastic to see and what a great idea to set up the camera trap ... :)
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2015, 19:01 PM »
Wow Juan P, do you know in the year or so that I've had the camera trap I had forgotten that it had sound  :speechless: I have to plug headphones into my computer to get any sound so I am used to not hearing noise from it  :P But to answer your question yes they are Nightingales singing away.

I have since gone back through other videos of Mr Juan Jabali (as I have affectionately called him) and you can hear frogs, nightingales, cicadas and him snuffling through the soil. Great stuff. I only put his videos on youtube because some of the locals saw a picture of him and decided they wanted to hunt him because he was a big lad, but he has safe passage on my land  :)

Thank you both Andy and Clive for the ID. I love my camera trap I love to watch the wildlife in the garden without them being disturbed. I have some footage of birds taking a bath as the land is getting watered, but now I know I have sound it will be even more exciting. I did buy it originally to leave up in the Sierra Nevada somewhere or even find the tree my Booted Eagle was nesting in, but so many people wander around and I would hate for them to find it and steal it. I have also tried to capture the Eagle Owl who comes and sits on our tv aerial but I need something more substantial to hold the camera so high up and stop it swaying in the wind  ???

Anyway thanks again all.