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         Mink Wildlife:     more books (22)
  1. The mink in Alaska (Wildlife notebook series) by John J Burns, 1978
  2. Mink (Mammal Society) by Johnny Birks, 1986-05
  3. Mink: Mustela vison (Wildlife profiles) by Perry W Sumner, 1992
  4. A selected annotated bibliography of mink behavior and ecology (Technical bulletin / South Dakota Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit) by Grey W Pendleton, 1982
  5. A southeastern Alaska mink management study, by Loren W Croxton, 1960
  6. Mink as a sentinel species in environmental health [An article from: Environmental Research] by N. Basu, A.M. Scheuhammer, et all 2007-01-01
  7. The Mink War by Gene Kemp, 1992-03
  8. Wild Mink (Mustela Lutreola) in Europe (Nature & Environment) by Council of Europe, 1992-03
  9. Food habit studies of ruffed grouse, pheasant, quail and mink in Wisconsin, (Wisconsin. Conservation Department. Game Management Division Technical wildlife bulletin) by Bruce P Stollberg, 1952
  10. The mink: (mustela vison) by Kathleen J Fruth, 1986
  11. Insect Pheromone Research - New directions by R.T. Carde, A.K. Minks, 1997-02-28
  12. Mink Trapping
  13. Black-footed Ferret: Black-footed Ferret, Steppe Polecat, Weasel, Mink, Polecat, Marten, Otter, Endangered species, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, ... extinction, Meeteetse, Wyoming, Gestation
  14. Sacred shrines tell the American story, from Boston Harbor to Pearl Harbor.(PATRIOTIC PLACES): An article from: Travel America by Randy Mink, 2005-09-01

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    2. ADF&G's Wildlife Notebook Series: Mink
    Home to the 'Alaska wildlife Notebook Series' publication.
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    The mink Mustela vison ) and other fur bearing animals attracted trappers, traders, and settlers to Alaska from around the world. Some of the most valuable furbearers belong to the Mustelidae or weasel family, which includes the mink. Other members of this family in Alaska include weasels, marten, wolverine, river (land) otter, and sea otter. Mink are found in every part of the state with the exceptions of Kodiak Island, Aleutian Islands, the offshore islands of the Bering Sea, and most of the Arctic Slope. General description: A mink's fur is in prime condition when guard hairs are thickest. Mink are then a chocolate brown with some irregular white patches on the chin, throat, and belly. White patches are usually larger on females and often occur on the abdomen in the area of the mammary glands. Several albino mink have been reported from Alaska. Underfur is usually thick and wavy, not longer than an inch. It is dark gray to light brown in color with some suggestion of light and dark bands. The tail is one third to one fourth of the body length with slightly longer guard hairs than the body. Adult males range in total length from 19 to 29 inches (48-74 cm). They may weigh from three to almost five pounds (1.4-2.3 kg). Females are somewhat smaller than males.

    3. FLORIDA MINK - Florida Wildlife Magazine
    The trapping or killing of mink in Florida has recently been prohibitedby the Florida Fish and wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
    By Rob Norman
    Illustrated by Lizabeth West
    Ah, the elusive mink! A weasel-like carnivore about the size of a house cat and semi-aquatic in habit, this creature is hard to find. It has been sought after for centuries and almost hunted to extinction for its fine fur.
    Generally, mink are glossy, dark chocolate brown in appearance with a slender body up to 2 feet long, short legs and a 7- to 8-inch bushy tail. It has small, rounded ears and (in Florida) a white chin. Mink have 34 teeth, with four prominent canine teeth to help kill prey. Mink have rather long and supple bodies with relatively short legs. There are five toes on each partially webbed foot.
    Wild mink are fierce, solitary carnivores. Their average life span in the wild is less than three years. The mink is native only to North America. There are a number of subspecies varying in size, fur quality and appearance in various geographical locations.
    In Florida the mink is found in coastal habitats along the Gulf Coast south to Hernando County and along the Atlantic Coast south to Matanzas Inlet. The Everglades Mink is found in shallow freshwater marshes of the Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp.

    4. Mink (Mustela Vison)
    wildlife in danger as mink set free. Paul Kelso
    The Mammals of Texas - Online Edition Mink
    Order Carnivora
    : Family Mustelidae : Mustela vison Schreber Description. A weasel-like carnivore about the size of a house cat and semiaquatic in habit; general color dark chocolate brown, darkest on back, and nearly black on feet and end of tail; underparts paler than back, with considerable white on midline from chin to vent; neck long, head hardly larger around than neck; tail long and moderately bushy; eyes and ears small; legs short; pelage soft and dense, overlaid with longer, blackish guard hairs. Dental formula as in the weasel . External measurements of an adult male: total length, 560 mm; tail, 190 mm; hind foot, 67 mm; of a female, 540-180-60 mm. Weight (males), 680-1,300 g; (females), 450-700 g. Distribution in Texas. Known from eastern one-half of state westward to northern Panhandle in habitats near permanent water. Habits.

    5. Nebraska Wildlife - Minks
    The common name mink comes from the Swedish word maenk. mink are members of theweasel family which includes skunks, otters, fishers, martens and wolverines.
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    The common name mink comes from the Swedish word maenk. Mink are members of the weasel family which includes skunks, otters, fishers, martens and wolverines. The mink has a long narrow body, short legs and a relatively long tail. Its head is flattened and it has a short pointed snout, small eyes and short rounded ears. An adult male may be 30 inches long and weigh up to 3 Ih pounds, and a female is typically two-thirds that size. The mink's coloration varies from brown to almost black, its belly is slightly lighter than its back and flanks, and it may have a white chin and throat. A domestic mink raised on a ranch for the fur industry is normally much larger than a wild mink and the color of its fur ranges from white to black with several unique colors that have been developed by mink ranchers. A mink's pelt has thick underfur for insulation and buoyancy because the animal lives in and near water. However, it does not have webbed feet or a specialized tail as do other semi-aquatic mammals such as beaver, muskrats and otters. A mink has highly developed anal scent glands, which is typical of members of the weasel family. The mink is not as adept at spraying with these glands as are skunks, but the odor of the secretions is just as obnoxious.
  • 6. MAS | Nature Connection | Sanctuaries | Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary
    Eleven miles of trails, a 200acre beaver pond alive with beaver, mink, otter, wood ducks, herons, and other exciting creatures and a mountain trail that leads to one of the best hawk-watching spots in New England.

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    Visitor Center/Trail Hours: Nature Center: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trails: Open Tuesday through Sunday, and Monday holidays, dawn to dusk. Admission: $4 for nonmember adults;
    $3 for nonmember children (3-12) and seniors Directions: From Rt. 2: Take exit 28 (Rt. 31, Fitchburg/Princeton). Follow Rt. 31 south for 3.9 miles to a blinking red light. Turn left at the light and follow Rt. 31/140 south for 1.8 miles to blinking yellow light. Turn right and follow Route 31 south for 2.8 miles to a steep hill and a blinking yellow light (center of Princeton). At the light, follow signs for Rt. 62 west by crossing the intersection and bearing to the right (follow the road as it curves right on the far side of the common after the light). Follow Rt. 62 west for 0.6 miles and you will see the sanctuary sign on the right at Goodnow Road Turn right on Goodnow Road and the parking lot is one mile ahead on the left. From Interstate 190:

    7. Fleshing Mink With Deer Bones
    Fleshing mink with Deer Bones by Steve Peterson, ADF G. The big. Thepelt has to slip all the way down the beam to the mink's nose.
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    Fleshing Mink with Deer Bones
    Three things are required:
    • a particular bone from a deer's leg
    • a fleshing beam of the right shape
    • a freshly skinned mink pelt
    A Particular Bone
    If you bone out the animal, just disjoint the lower leg at the hock, wrap it in a plastic bag, and slip it into your pack with the meat. It will add very little weight to your load. If you drag the deer out intact or pack it out in quarters, leave at least one hind leg in one piece; or leave both intact, if you need to balance the load on a pack animal. If you hang your meat without the hide, skin the leg all the way down to the hoof but leave the cannon bone attached until the hind quarter is ready to cut and wrap. If you disjoint that lower leg bone, the achilles tendon will come loose and make it difficult to hang the quarter, because you will have to tie a rope around that slippery leg bone instead of looping it through the hole between the bone and the tendon. There is virtually no meat on the bone you want to save. The Fleshing Beam
    This fleshing tool will not work on a flat surface such as a stretching board. The surface of the fleshing beam has to have a curvature similar to the natural curve in the side of the bone used for fleshing. The curve on the beam and the bone do not have to match exactly but the closer they are, the more surface contact you will have. When the curvatures are similiar, you can apply more pressure, faster, over a broader area. The diameter of the beam at various points should be just large enough to slide a cased mink pelt completely over and hold it without slippage. For example, a broom handle would be too narrow while the average log for the fireplace is too big. The pelt has to slip all the way down the beam to the mink's nose.

    8. Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Wildlife In Danger As Mink Set Free
    wildlife in danger as mink set free. Paul Kelso
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    Paul Kelso
    Thursday October 25, 2001
    The Guardian

    Police and government officials were last night scouring the Hampshire countryside for hundreds of mink thought to have been released by animal rights campaigners from a fur farm in the New Forest. As many as 500 mink were released in the early hours of yesterday from Crow Hill farm, near Ringwood, sparking fears for the safety of the local mammals and fish.

    9. Environmentalists Create Catastrophe: Wildlife At Risk As 6,000 Mink Are Set Fre
    Canadian wildlife Service (CWS), part of Environment Canada, handles wildlife matters that are the responsibility of the federal government. Call us at (819) 9971095.
    Topic: Environmentalist Wackos Environmentalists create catastrophe: Wildlife at risk as 6,000 mink are set free Times of London
    An escaped mother mink with her young yesterday. Police have warned local residents that the area is facing a wildlife catastrophe
    Photograph: RICHARD POHLE Wildlife at risk as 6,000 mink are set free BY ADRIAN LEE
    THE great mink hunt was under way yesterday after animal rights extremists released thousands of the vicious killers from a fur farm. Police warned people living within five miles of Ringwood, Hampshire, to keep pets indoors and said that the area was facing a wildlife disaster. It was estimated last night that more than 3,000 mink - one of the animal kingdom's most ferocious predators - were still loose. As householders reported the first attacks on cats and dogs, farmers were organising mink hunts and a team of trappers was trying to contain the carnage. Experts said that birds and small farm animals were also at risk. A kestrel and an owl at a bird sanctuary near Crow Hill Farm have already fallen victim, but at one farm Suzy, a Jack Russell owned by Elizabeth Wiseman, protected 1,000 piglets by killing six mink. The Animal Liberation Front claimed responsibility for the release of the mink, which happened in the early hours of Saturday. Cages containing about 6,000 were opened and holes cut in perimeter fences.

    10. Indiana Division Of Fish And Wildlife
    mind. He is a veteran mink trapper. length. mink pelts are composed of soft,silky, dense underfur, covered by long, glistening guard hairs.
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    His face bears the imprint of the long-past winters. Most say he has passed his prime. Although he is beyond middle age, a surgeon would envy his eye for detail and the sureness of his hands. Visions of wet fur glistening under windchilled sunrises continue to quicken his pace, and memories of $40 pelts are fresh in his mind. He is a veteran mink trapper.
    Mink (Mustela vison) are about the size of a small house cat, but their bodies are considerably more elongate, and their legs are proportionately much shorter. Males are larger than females. Adult males average about two pounds and are from 24 to 27 inches in length. A few males may reach weights up to 4 pounds. Mature females are from 17 to 21 inches long and usually weigh about 1 1/2 to two pounds. In both sexes, the well-furred tail comprises about one-third of the animal's body length.
    Mink pelts are composed of soft, silky, dense underfur, covered by long, glistening guard hairs. The fur is a rich brown which darkens along the back becoming almost black at the tip of the tail. There is usually a white spot under the chin, and there may be white spots on the chest and belly. The head is small with low rounded ears almost concealed in the dense fur. Small, black, beady eyes protrude from the skull. The neck of a mink is long and thick almost as big around as the slender elongated body.

    11. Boost For Wildlife As Resurgent Otters Kill Marauding Mink
    2 July 2000 Boost for wildlife as resurgent otters kill marauding mink By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Correspondent As in The Wind in the Willows, so in real life. Otters have come to the rescue of Britain's beleaguered water rats. decades of massacring water voles, birds and other wildlife, the American mink are now getting a taste of their own
    2 July 2000 Boost for wildlife as resurgent otters kill marauding mink By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Correspondent As in The Wind in the Willows, so in real life. Otters have come to the rescue of Britain's beleaguered water rats. New research shows that soaring numbers of the much-loved mammals are dragging the water rat back from the brink of extinction by attacking its greatest enemy, just as the fictional character protected Ratty in the Wild Wood. This time, the threat to the rats, more properly water voles (or Arvicola terrestris) comes not from stoats and weasels, but from a transatlantic terminator unknown to Mr Toad and his friends, the mink. But after decades of massacring water voles, birds and other wildlife, the American mink are now getting a taste of their own medicine from the return of the killer otter. Since the 1950s, when they first broke their way out of fur farms in the West Country, not far from where Kenneth Grahame wrote the first draft of his 90-year-old classic, the mink have spread rapidly throughout Britain, from East Anglia to the Highlands. They have slaughtered terns, coots and moorhens. And, largely as a result of their predation, the numbers of water voles have slumped by 88 per cent in the 1990s alone, according to the Vincent Wildlife Trust, Britain's leading authority on the mammals.

    12. Wildlife Feed Ban Quashed (mad Deer/elk/cow/sheep/mink And More Braindead Humans
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    13. Country Reflections Article - Mallard
    powerful otter. This equally voracious predator is actually killingand eating mink, some wildlife experts believe. More mink are
    MINK: superb predator hated in its adopted homeland DETESTED and feared in equal measure, the mink still possesses a number of admirable qualities despite being such an unpopular immigrant.
    It swims well, climbs easily, and runs fast - making it a superb all-round predator able to take fish, fowl or other prey such as rabbits and voles. A ruthless killer, it is perfectly adapted to survive harsh winters in the forests of North America but was introduced to our tamer countryside by fur farmers in the 1920s.
    Kept in tiny cages, the first wild mink either escaped or were released when some farmers hit financial problems.
    It was not too long before these American invaders were running riot in our woods and meadows, dispersing along rivers until they had colonised most parts of the country.
    They quickly learnt to snack on our native wildlife, particularly the harmless water vole which has been driven to the edge of extinction as a result.
    Fish farmers soon came to hate mink since their swimming skills enabled them to feast on captive trout or salmon, costing businesses thousands of pounds in devoured stock.
    Most mink are a deep chocolate brown colour but some can be sandy brown or grey, a throwback to the different strains commercially bred to provide a variety of pelts.

    14. Country Reflections Article - Mallard
    controlling mink predation, their efforts will involve managing the kind of habitatsthat water voles require. Simon Lyster, Director General of The wildlife
    WATER VOLE: on the run from savage invader SHY, secretive, and facing extinction, the water vole is yet another native creature driven to the edge thanks largely to an American immigrant.
    Just as the American grey squirrel evicted our own red squirrel from much of its old stamping grounds, the mink is now driving out the water vole. However, unlike the grey squirrel, the ferocious mink actually preys on its victim and has developed quite a taste for water voles (traditionally, also known as 'water rats'). Countless numbers of these small, peaceful rodents - made famous by 'Ratty' in The Wind in the Willows - have been killed and devoured by mink after the intruders were first introduced here from North American fur farms in the 1920s.
    Feeding solely on vegetation, water voles are easily distinguished from real rats thanks to their blunter faces and rounder, shorter bodies.
    Unmolested, water voles live in a system of burrows dug into the bank beside rivers and lakes, the male often spending his entire life within a 150 metre territory. The female water vole needs even less territory but is more likely to up sticks and move.
    Even without the explosion of the mink population, water voles already faced a host of deadly predators, from herons and owls to pike and stoats.

    15. NSiS: Florida Wildlife - Mink And Weasel
    mink Weasel. * PROTECTED ** The Everglades mink, Mustela vison evergladensis, isfound in shallow freshwater marshes of the Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp.
    This family ( Mustelidae ) includes minks weasels skunks , and otters . They are small to medium-sized. Their long tails are never banded. The Mink Mustela vison , is found in coastal habitats along the Gulf Coast south to Hernando County and along the Atlantic Coast south to Matanzas Inlet. It is glossy, blackish brown with a long (20-24"), slender body, short legs and a long (7-8") bushy tail. It has small rounded ears and a white chin. It is active primarily at night, foraging for food in the water and along the banks. Diet consists of mammals, frogs, insects, birds, reptiles, and fish. Breeding season is from late winter to spring. Litters of 3-4 kits are born about 50 days later. PROTECTED The Everglades Mink Mustela vison evergladensis , is found in shallow freshwater marshes of the Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp. It is similar in appearance to the mink described below but a darker brown. Its diet is primarily crayfish, fish, and small mammals. There is evidence that the breeding season is from September to November. PROTECTED The River Otter Lutra canadensis , is found in most freshwater habitats in the panhandle and peninsula. It is glossy brown with a paler or gray tan underside. It has an elongated 35-43" body with a long (12-16") muscular tail. It has a small, flattened head, small, rounded ears, short legs, and webbed toes.

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    Mink (Mustela vison)
    This most famous of fur-bearing animals is a common resident in British Columbia. It is almost always associated with water, and is an excellent swimmer. It feeds on aquatic animals and amphibians, birds and small mammals.
    On the BC coast, where it is commonly seen, its diet is full of crabs and other marine life. It is a fierce hunter; and has been reported holding the head of a large gull underwater until it drowned.
    Mink are small, slim, and sleek. Their famous coats are glossy dark brown, often with some white on the throat, and sometimes elsewhere on the underparts. Males weigh less then two kilograms, and females about half that; it takes a lot of mink to make a coat for a human.
    The Canadian Encyclopedia reports however, that ranched mink account for over 95% of the pelts used in the fur industry.

    19. Mink Mink Hunting And Otters
    The impact of mink on wildlife pales into insignificance alongside the real problemsof water pollution, over abstraction, habitat loss and climate change.
    Mink, mink hunting and otters
    MINK HUNTING Lie 47: "It is often asked if disturbance on the river creates a problem for other creatures. This is not so.. the benefit to the river and its wildlife far outweighs any possible question of disturbance."
    Lie 48: "Mink, which are not native to Britain, wreak havoc on the wildlife of our riverbanks." Lie 49: "It is the hunts that provide the most effective service in reducing the mink population." Lie 50: "Otter hunting has been carried out for 800 years without any decline in the otter population as a result." Lie 47: "It is often asked if disturbance on the river creates a problem for other creatures. This is not so.. the benefit to the river and its wildlife far outweighs any possible question of disturbance."
    The facts:
    "We condemn mink hunting as it frequently disturbs otters and otter habitats." The Otter Trust, 19 October 1983. "We are against mink hunting if it might cause disturbance to otters.... If mink do need to be controlled, trapping, so long as it is part of a co-ordinated programme of control and research, is a better method than hunting which is very inefficient." The Royal Society for Nature Conservation, 15 April 1987.
    "Mink hunting inevitably disturbs otters from time to time, especially in view of the tendency for mink and otters to use the same waterside refuges. Whereas such disturbance may be accommodated by a thriving otter population, it could represent a significant threat to otters in areas where they are very scarce or subject to other pressures."

    20. Minks From Fur Farms Ravage U.K. Wildlife
    Brussels is providing half the cash for the Hebridean mink Project, because somany local areas are protected under EU wildlife designations, while several
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    November 5, 2001
    The raw and beautiful landscape of the treeless Hebridean island of North Uist is host to some of the country's most remarkable wildlife. Thousands of people come each year just to see the bird populations.
    The mink invading Britain is believed to have been introduced to the country from North America. Until recently, minks were farmed for their fur in Britain. Thousands of the animals were bred in captivity for slaughter so their pelts could be used to make expensive fur clothing.
    Photograph by Bettmann/CORBIS
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    Diary of the Planet The Environment Travel National Geographic Today Special Series Digital Lifestyles: feature by Sony EarthPulse National Geographic Out There ... Mount Everest Expedition Its effects are so devastating that Britain's biggest eradication program, costing 1.65 million pounds (U.S. $2.5 million), is to begin later this month. And not before time, argue the locals: These ruthless killers are spreading. They have been wreaking havoc on the nearby islands of Harris and Lewis since the 1960s, escapees from the islands' fur farms. Two years ago, mink were found to have swum across the Sound of Harris, island-hopping to North Uist before moving to Benbecula. They may even have reached South Uist.

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