When I left off yesterday, we were still on Highway #10 and ready to leave the Moose and head further South. After passing Moon Lake again, I decided to turn into the Boreal Trail and go for a walk. It was a beautiful day for a stroll and it is only 1 km, so it is the perfect place to get out of the car and stretch the legs.
It was a beautiful morning and I didn’t have to climb over any fallen trees this time. I was almost out when I saw a flash of reddish brown off a log to my left. I couldn’t see anything when I got there though. It is possible that he just moved ahead and found a good place to watch me go by.
Not too much further on I saw something on a tree right beside the trail and when I said hello, this beautiful little Pine Marten stopped to look at me. He actually didn’t stop – he looked at me from one side of the trunk, then from the other side and back and forth, several more times. Out of the dozens of pictures, I snapped, I managed to get 2 that are not a blur. It is a very quick and adorable little guy. I’ve never seen a Pine Marten before and was thrilled that he stayed with me for as long as he did. He was on a tree that was approximately 5 feet away from me. With the picture I posted, several people on the Riding Mountain National Park facebook page let me know what I had found (or actually – what had found me).
To be continued . . . .