The mink shares the same love of trout fishing as we do. This member of the weasel family will slink along the logs and tall grass on the banks of the river. He is a bold mammal about the size of a grey squirrel. Minks are very curious and aggressive. He appears very dark due to his musk and wet fur. His foot prints will fit on a dime. Their tracks are thin, long with obvious claw impressions. Easy to identify in the sand and mud flats along the river. The mink weighs just over a pound, but his type "A" personality gives him little fear of anything...pound for pound he is one tough guy. You will not hear him, he is all stealth. You can have fun with him if you spot him before he spots you. Remain motionless, make a chirping sound like a squirrel or chipmunk, just like you did when you were a child...if you play him right he will end up in your lap...I mean literally in your lap ! The mink will move around you trying to locate the sound. The key here is ...he thinks it is a Muskrat, his favorite quarry. It is a great photo opportunity, but be careful he is a wild animal ...and your fingers look like a small trout...ouch...!
Sweet Is The Lore That Nature Brings