VIDEO: Minks running about

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 22.03.2016 - 14:22

Trail camera video sent by  Ahto Täpsi
Photo Arne Ader
Translation Liis




American mink    Mink or ameerika naarits   Mustela vison


This species, an alien in Estonian nature, has its mating period in March-April, and before June the female mink should have young in her burrow.

The bank areas of smaller rivers and brooks with a quiet flow and clean water suit minks as habitats. The exit of their burrow, set in the bank, is generally below the water line. For shelter they find suitable hiding places between tree roots at the water line, or use empty beaver lodges or find a usable spot in a beaver dam or lodge. They are solitarily living creatures: the adults meet only for some time to ensure the continuation of the species. The mink mother is a single parent


American mink

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