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Old 04-02-2009, 06:48 PM
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I couldn't believe it - I was standing where our driveway crosses the stream and I heard a splash right next to me. There in the stream not 4' away was a little brown ferret/weasel critter. Some research online has led me to believe with 95% certainty that it was a mink. There's a mini-swamp at the end of the other dirt road by our house so I bet that's Ms Mink's home turf!
How cool is that? Just don't tell the fur trappers.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:12 PM
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No wild Minks in Australia. What part of the world/country are you in, if that's not a problem?
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:32 PM
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3 hours north of New York City on the fringes of the boonies.
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Sounds good.
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We have so much flippin' wildlife around this place, I wouldn't be surprised to see a sasquatch. We have bobcats, foxes, armadillos, raccoons, wild turkeys (when they flock, i think them rather pretty), vultures, skunks, rabbits, snakes, songbirds of every type imaginable, squirrels, mice, rats, and even the occasional beaver. We had a pair of beavers latch onto a neighbors pond, part of the pond wall had eroded away, they dammed it, and cut down almost all the small trees around the pond. When they finally figured out it wasn't a river, they moved on. We've also got raptors, hawks in the daytime, owls at night, and some of those owls are friggin' huge! Deer are plentiful, there are some elk up in the northeastern part of the state, and to the far southwest, there are black bears. But as for weasels, minks, stoats and ermines, we haven't had any around for a long, long time. I haven't seen any of them for many years, more than a decade at any rate. Why that is, I couldn't tell you. They used to be regulars around here. Anyway congratulations! Buy a pair of binoculars and if you have a camera with a zoom lens, you can see and photograph some really groovy stuff.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:05 AM
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What state do you live in? It sounds like it's filled to the brim with wildlife!
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I think he lives in the Bronx Zoo.
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I have a frickin' opossum living under my backyard shed! ARG!! Working on a remedy for that situation. Damned thing gives me the willies. I wish it were a mink!
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I couldn't believe it - I was standing where our driveway crosses the stream and I heard a splash right next to me. There in the stream not 4' away was a little brown ferret/weasel critter. Some research online has led me to believe with 95% certainty that it was a mink. There's a mini-swamp at the end of the other dirt road by our house so I bet that's Ms Mink's home turf!
How cool is that? Just don't tell the fur trappers.
That's so cute. Hope he/she stays safe.

I really hate fur coats. Wish they'd go out of style. I don't know why women (and men) buy them. Horrible. My regard for a person plumments if they're wearing fur. I'm not a PETA fanatic or anything but as bad as factory farming in on cows and pigs, it's far, FAR worse on fur animals since they don't fall under any food and drug regulations.

We have lots of deer in my area. I've seen foxes and once saw a young bear.
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