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Mink

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  • These animals are semi-aquatic with a 2 foot long, sleek body and 8 inch tail. The color of their fur ranges from chocolate brown to black with a white to yellowish patch on the chin and throat.
  • Since food sources come equally from land and water, mink are often found in forested areas with a nearby water source of any type. Favorite foods include rodents, fish, frogs, crawfish, rabbits, muskrats, birds and eggs, salamanders, earthworms and tadpoles. And they do love chicken and ducks! They are great swimmers and deep divers.
  • Mink are very territorial, depositing a strong musk scent to mark home areas, and are willing to fight any fellow mink intruders.
  • Human conflicts mainly occur when mink prey upon penned birds of any kind, koi and goldfish kept in ornamental ponds, fish at hatchery rearing facilities, or nesting waterfowl and upland game bird young. In such cases, mink are especially effective predators since the prey is more vulnerable and much easier to catch compared to prey in more open surroundings.
  • Mink can invade an ornamental pond, capture a fish and be gone without a trace except for a scale or two left behind. Raccoons, on the other hand, tend to leave surroundings a bit torn up in their wake.
  • The cuprit(s) will either be an individual, or from Spring to Fall, possibly a female with her young of the year. Mink predation may be confirmed by the killing technique of biting the back of the head or neck, often leaving visible puncture marks
  • Also, mink sometimes kill more than they can eat and may leave birds neatly placed in a pile.
  • Mink can be infected with transmissable mink encephalopathy (TME), which may possibly be transferred to cattle and sheep. This neurodegenerative disease is similar to mad cow disease (BSE) in cattle and scrapies in sheep.
  • Having Trey remove the offender(s) and implementing security measures usually solves the problem for man-made facilities. Open field game bird nesting predation requires removal of enough mink to allow acceptible rearing levels and/or large scale habitat modifications.


Mink are beautiful and intelligent: Trey can help you manage them, call him at 425-941-5001.