Patrick Huvenne of the Nature and Woodland Agency told VRT Radio 2 that "Two years ago a dead pine martin was found on the Lorraine Dreef in the Brussels-Capital Region. However, it really is a very long time ago since we have seen one that is alive. The animals live a very reclusive life and are difficult to spot”.
During the day pine martins hide in the trees, coming out at night to search for food.
Natuurpunt has cameras in place to observe any movements by badgers or pine martins. It is not known how old the animal is or whether it is male or female.