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Incredible rare footage of leaping marten as winter arrives on The Last Alaskans

Heimo grins as he talks about the leaping marten on The Last Alaskans
Heimo grins as he talks about the leaping marten on The Last Alaskans

Discovery’s stunningly-shot reality show The Last Alaskans this week features a breathtaking moment of natural beauty as a lone marten leaps from tree to tree around a snowy forest.

Heimo Korth comes across the marten as he walks out of his cabin to go to the toilet, only to hear rustling in the trees.

Wife Edna then joins him as they look on in awe as the marten jumps from branch to branch between trees.

Heimo says: “That’s really rare to get a marten alone like that. Even though there’s a lot of them around, they’re just very, very shy. Very, very secretive.

“Whenever I see marten around the house, that means winter’s coming — so that’s real good.”

Edna looks on in awe as the marten leaps from one tree to another
Edna looks on in awe as the marten leaps from one tree to another

Also on this week’s The Last Alaskans, the remaining Arctic National Wildlife Refuge permit holders head out to hunt moose as winter moves in.

Footage shows Tyler stalking a hard-to-catch bull, while Charlie finds out while the area is referred to as “Starvation County”.

The Last Alaskans Wednesday

It's a leaping marten! Here's a sneak peek at Wednesday's episode.

Posted by The Last Alaskans on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Last Alaskans airs Wednesdays at 9http://www.monstersandcritics.com/wp-admin/tools.php/8c on Discovery.

Julian is the editor of Monsters & Critics. He has worked as a journalist for more than ten years, previously as an editor at the... read more
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