; Phantoms and Monsters: Pulse of the Paranormal

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mystery Animal...Give Us Your Guess

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NOTE: Well, let's see. Whatever it is, it looks like it's eating well. This video was taken late summer 2009 in northern Michigan. I swear it looks like a Woodchuck (Groundhog) but I've never seen one in a tree (though I have heard they will climb...photo below). That may account for the slow reaction....if it is a Woodchuck, it's probably scared to death from being off the ground! My guess is that it's probably an American Marten or a Least Weasel. IMO it could be either of these. Then, of course, something else may have found it's way into this region or it's a Woodchuck on a tree. What do you think? Lon

The top two photos are of a American Marten, sometimes referred to as a Pine Marten. The 3rd photo is a Least or Common Weasel and the bottom photo is a Woodchuck, on a tree

Mystery Animal...Give Us Your Guess