The polecat used to be called a 'foul mart' because of its strong smell. The name polecat is said to be from the French poule chat,'the chicken cat' and it will kill chickens given the chance!



Image: Polecat by Helen Haden

Information sourced from:

Vincent Wildlife (2015), Polecat Mustela putorius [online] Available from: [accessed 12/07/2015]

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