Ireland's most elusive animal spotted in Tollymore Forest Park. The Pine Marten.

Last night while out walking the dog through my usual spot of Tollymore I managed to photograph what I found out later to be Ireland most elusive wild animal in Ireland, The Pine Marten. Luckily I had the 600mm lens with for it ran off in a hurry as soon as it seen me and the dog. This is the first time I have ever seen a Pine Marten in my life and hopefully not the last! I also spotted a Red Squirrel which may be a good sign as the Pine Marten is said to be good for the Red Squirrel population. Both seen in Tollymore Forest Park Northern Ireland & Captured by Andrew Mckenna Photography. 

 

 The Pine Marten, Tollymore Forest Park Northern Ireland. Andrew Mckenna Photography

The Pine Marten, Tollymore Forest Park Northern Ireland. Andrew Mckenna Photography

 The Red Squirrel Tollymore Forest Park Northern Ireland. 

The Red Squirrel Tollymore Forest Park Northern Ireland.