Charmed by a mink
Well, I didn’t post much last year. Or rather, I did write several posts, but very few got posted. The main reason was an annoying unstable internet connection at our countryside cottage where we use to spend 4-5 months every summer. Some days internet worked , but at a snail’s pace, other days not at all.
Anyway, I have decided not to let all them posts all go to waste, so here’s one from last August about the cutest of minks.
It all started when a next door neighbor wrote on Facebook that a mink was strolling around on her pier. We hurried over to her house, hoping the mink would still be there.
It was, and for the first time, at very close range, and with slightly increased pulse, Roffe could photograph a mink in the wild. It seemed completely fearless and posed willingly.
Two days later I suddenly discovered him / it on our own jetty, munshing the fish guts Roffe had left behind for the fox and seagulls after cleaning his catch.
Even though it’s so cute and you just want to pick it up like a pet and cuddle with, a mink is not an animal you want in your lake. It destroys your fishing nets, eats the fish, and worse, the birds nesting close to the shore and their eggs.