They can fall on all fours (2) unharmed from up to 20m and run very fast over short distances.
Its semi-retractable claws make climbing trees easier, as well as enabling it to run very fast on the ground. Even though the pine marten is an adept climber, it tends to hunt mainly on the ground.
They use both canine teeth and claws to catch and hold prey.
Nocturnal & diurnal
The pine marten climbs squirrel-fashion (1) by embracing the tree and climbing by a series of upward jerks.