The left front and lef hind paw of the polecat clearly
show the none retractile claws.
the province Friesland, in the north of Holland, this polecat Mustela
putorius was found dead along a roadside. The fresh killed carcass
was taken home for further examination. It became clear that it was a
52 cm, 1350 grams weighing male animal. Because of a collision both upper
canines were missing and the lower jaw was fractured at multiple places.
After opening the chest a bloody scene revealed the badly damaged kidneys
and liver. An inspection of the stomach showed the remains of its last
meal, a toad.
Contents of the stomach, remains of a toad, the polecat's final meal.