Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pole cat or Ferret

This little chap appeared in my garden today and gave me quite a fright as I've never seen anything like this in my garden before.  My first guess is that it's a pole cat but it could even be a black ferret I suppose.  He seemed quite timid and kept disappearing down the decking!


Teresa Ashby said...

He looks very sleek! It's hard to tell the difference between polecats and ferrets, but I think I'd edge towards polecat x

Lynette said...

He had a beautiful coat, Teresa. I think I might have frightened him off though as I tried to put food out and went straight back indoors, haven't seen him since, but he might be under the decking! I've never seen a pole cat in this area before, apparently they were quite common years ago.