A huge relative of the common weasel, the giant marten (S.: "carlûmon"; pl. "cerlymyn") was a fierce and irrational creature. They were notoriously overactive and overexcitable, forcing them to consume huge amounts of food in order to survive. Totally carnivorous (although they would forage for nuts, fruits, and berries when starving), they would eat anything that they could disable and kill, even much larger creatures. Giant martens had even been known to slay small bears and wild boars.
Like other martens, the acrobatic carlûmon climbed extremely well and generally made its den in hollow trees. It had a keen nose and fairly good vision.
- Retrieved from [Realms of Arda]; original reference: [ICE MERP 2012]