"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Streamside View

All of the following photos were taken during a two hour period while watching a familiar section of a local creek.  The first wildlife to come along was a beaver...


Not long after it passed from view this mink appeared.  It went in and out of the water several times exploring each likely hiding place for prey...











Mink are found in Maryland from Garret County eastward all the way to the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay.  They thrive in fresh and brackish water.  They are also found in farm-ponds where they prey on small mammals, fish, birds, amphibians, and crustaceans. Males are up to 50 percent larger than females. Their fur is short, soft and dense.  They have white chin and chest patches that vary in size...

 


 




I have photographed mink at this location in the past but this series of photos have not been published before.  Also seen on this morning was a great blue heron...and a reflection...


 
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1 comment:

  1. Hello Steve
    What a lot of great photo's from that beautiful animal.
    Greetings Bets

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