A mystery beast - something large, scary and smelly seems to have moved into the attic of our house in the West Highlands... It has even been heard moving furniture. And now it turns out that there is a pile of giant poos in just one specific part of the attic.
Can anyone identify it?
It's way too big for bats. Too big for squirrel. A giant rat? But it not in 'pellet' form - it seems to be long fat strands the thickness of your finger. A wild cat? Otter? Badger? Some kind of escapee... panther? Mink? Wolverine? Way too big for a squirrel... Possibly a fox - although do they pile up their faeces like that in such a large space (certainly I dont think a dog would bother..) Moreover it doesnt really smell of fox. Clue: we are near forrest, wild moorland, farmland and sea.
But it's no joke because the urine is leaking through the plaster. And it stinks! This beast has GOT to go. My siblings are saying time to call in the verminator! But it just might be something exotic and rare such as a pine martin...
What is this mystery beast?
I think its a Pine Martin but how difficult it is to check on the internet for references its all PC I know what I would like to call it
PS My experiece with Beech Martens( France ) is is a live trap with a fresh egg
Is it not slightly large for Pine Martin ?
I'm now rather wondering about fox - except that it didnt smell like fox...
Either way who do you suggest we approach to get it removed?
We havent yet found how it's getting and out and when we do we dont want to block it inside the house...
Not much help I do not live in the UK but I suggest you speak to your local council