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!

Credits

Image: Polecat by Helen Haden

Information sourced from:

Vincent Wildlife (2015), Polecat Mustela putorius [online] Available from: http://www.vwt.org.uk/species/polecat-2/ [accessed 12/07/2015]

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