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Species Account for Mustela putorius

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Mustela putorius  Linnaeus, 1758
Polecat
Mammals: Mustelidae

 
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Taxonomic group: other mammals (Mammals) - County data

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BAP status: UKBAP  
Essex RDB: Listed

Records: 83
First Record: 1958
Latest Record: 2018

1992-on hectads: 19
Pre-1992 hectads: 1
Total hectads: 19
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Essex Red Data List comment
First polecat record was in autumn 1999 - a genuine individual considered to be related to Herts polecats which were re-introduced there in around 1982. The record was from west of Saffron Walden and was identified from slides sent to Johnny Birks of the Vincent Wildlife Trust, the national expert. Presumably they are slowly colonising although there are few records from NW Essex. Another dead on road record from Uttlesford (Wimbish) suggest this species may be re-established in NW Essex (D. Corke, pers. comm.).


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