Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Thursday, 23 August 2012


My partner saw what we are fairly certain was a polecat this morning on our property - it ran out of a field, across our drive and disappeared into a bank.
He distinctly saw white on the face, the rest of the animal was dark and the tail not as long as the body.

Our postcode is SA65 9SR, we're between Fishguard and Dinas - I'm gutted I didn't see it as I'm the naturalist! but I don't think it could have been anything else - could it have been a polecat here??


Clare Ryland


  1. Polecat is quite likely in that area. Or anywhere else in the county.

    As mammal recorder, I'd appreciate records of any mammals (and reptiles and amphibians).


    1. Hi Annie,

      I live in Pentre Galar SA41 3QR. Over the last year or so I have seen 2 dead polecats (or crosses) close to our house: one 1/2 mile down the road to Glandwr from the A478 and one 300 yards from our house towards Crymych on the A478.

      I'm sure these indicate a thriving community locally, though I have yet to see a live animal here.

      After putting down corrugated sheeting in our field for reptiles we've drawn a blank over the last two years, however do have a family of common lizards living in our stone wall that directly faces onto the noisy and fast A478!

  2. Hi Carl. My name is Osian and I work for a production company which specialise in natural history programmes. We are currently looking to get footage of polecats.

    Would its be possible to visit the site perhaps to set up a trail camera over a few days to see what we get?

    Many thanks

    Osian Griffiths
    Aden Productions, 6 Raleigh Walk, Brigantine Place, Cardiff, CF10 4LN
    Tel: +44 2920 465600
    Mob: 07974 264844