Marten Licking Its Chops
Photo and caption by Karen Roach
I was standing on the deck of our Cottage when I heard an unusual chirping sound to my left. I turned to see two martens who were just as surprised to see me as I was to see them. In a nanosecond one turned and disappeared by the side of the cottage, the other climbed a pine tree so quickly I didn't realize he had. I was privileged to have the company of this shy creature for approximately 10 minutes before it jumped from pine tree to pine tree and vanished from sight. Photo taken at 9:05 a.m. October 17, 2012 with a Canon Rebel XTi; shutter speed 1/100; f/5.6 @ 300 mm; ISO 800.
Location: Deep River, Ontario, Canada