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Friday, March 16, 2018

American Mink



The breeding season of the American mink is upon us.  I have spent several hours each morning watching my favorite spots, hoping to see and photograph a mink.

The first one to come by was a large male (judging from its size).  It was quickly traveling down stream, apparently searching for a female...



A short time later it returned heading upstream...



Then, it went downstream again...



And, you guessed it, back upstream.  Male mink breed with a number of females, and the competition can be fierce...



On a different day I was visited by a smaller, probably female, mink...



This one was thoroughly exploring the stream bank searching for food...



Mink are excellent hunters.  I have often witnessed them catch fish while swimming...



This one took its catch and found a different place to eat...



While hoping for a mink, the chance of having a beautiful wood duck come by is an added bonus...





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