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  1. Presidential Pennsylvania: historical sites spotlight national leaders with ties to the Keystone State.: An article from: Travel America by Randy Mink, 2005-07-01
  2. Assessment of the effect of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on river otters and mink in Prince William Sound by James B Faro, 1989
  3. A survey of mustelids on the University of Idaho experimental forest by Jeffrey Walker, 1996
  4. Muskrats and Marsh Management by Paul L. Errington, 1978-05-01
  6. Skunks and their relatives: Weasels, wolverines, otters, badgers, minks (Zoobooks) by Timothy L Biel, 1985
  7. Feral American mink in Ireland: A guide to the biology, ecology, pest status and control of feral American mink Mustela vison in Ireland by Chris Smal, 1991

21. Wildlife Rehab -- Mink
mink. The mink is a mediumsized slender, long-bodied mammal somewhat similarto the weasel, except bigger. The mink has a small, flattened
Mink The mink is a medium-sized slender, long-bodied mammal somewhat similar to the weasel, except bigger. The mink has a small, flattened head, a long neck, short legs, and a well-furred tail. Ears are short and rounded. Color for both sexes is almost entirely brown, with a white chin, and irregular white spots on the throat, chest and belly. Total adult length ranges from 16 to 27 ingches, with a weight of ` 1/4 to 3 1/4 pounds. Life expectancy in the wild is only around 2 years.
The basic requirement for minks is a habitat with permanent water. They will live on the banks of streams, rivers, shorelines of lakes, marshes and ponds. Minks make their homes under the roots of trees, under logs or stumps, in hollow trees, in muskrat burrows and lodges. They dig a tunnel about 1 foot deep, into a nest chamber. lined with grass, leaves, fur and/or feathers. Male minks have about a 5 mile territorial range, with additional temporary den sites, which are used by other traveling males (not at the same time). Females have a smaller teritorial area. Minks are chiefly nocturnal, but will come out at other times of the day. They do not hibernate. Minks are excellent swimmers, and can stay under water for fairly long periods. They also climb trees well. Minks are considered to be highly agressive animals, often taking on much bigger oponents. They kill with a bite to the neck region.
Food Preferences : Predominantly carnivorous, preferring both aquatic creatures, such as fish and crayfish, and terrestrials, such as mice, rabbits, birds and muskrats. Most food is eaten soon after the kill; some is cached for later.

22. British Wildlife Guide - Mammals, American Mink
REFERENCE. ENCYCLOPAEDIA. wildlife. Mammals. Birds. Amphibians. Fish. Insects. Molluscs. InvestorRelations. Contact Us. NATURE. American mink. Mustela vison. Length 4265cm.
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REFERENCE ENCYCLOPAEDIA WILDLIFE Mammals Birds Amphibians Fish ... Fungi TOOLS Car Insurance Cheap Flights Downloads Email By Phone ... What's On TISCALI About Us Business Services Investor Relations Contact Us NATURE American Mink Mustela vison Length 42-65cm An unwelcome alien which has become established after escaping from fur farms during past few decades. Dark brown fur makes confusion with otter possible but mink's smaller size, slimmer build and proportionately shorter tail help distinguish it. Invariably associated with water where it feeds on water birds, fish and waterside small mammals. Found throughout Britain and Ireland.
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23. Image Galleries Of European Wildlife : Adrian Warren Photo Library
Small photo gallery of mammals and birds by Colin Seddon.Category Recreation Outdoors wildlife Europe......Photo Galleries European wildlife by Colin Seddon. European Birds(Updated 21/08/02), Grey Seal and Eurasian Otter, Badger and mink.
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24. Wildlife Trusts, The
If trapping is used to control mink, The wildlife Trusts urge that good practiceshould be followed, particularly with reference to disturbance and using traps
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THE WILDLIFE TRUSTS: SECOND STAGE EVIDENCE The Wildlife Trusts are grateful to the Inquiry for the opportunity to submit further evidence based on information received so far. We wish to comment on the following issues: Effectiveness of mink hunting References
  • Countryside Alliance: First and second stage submissions Masters of the Mink Hounds Association: First and second stage submissions First draft of Macdonald et al: Management and control of populations of foxes, deer, hares and mink in England and Wales, and the impact of hunting with dogs (study for this Inquiry)
Comment The Countryside Alliance (1999) quotes an average figure of a mink hunt killing 70 mink in a season: this may be over a wide area and on several rivers. The Wildlife Trusts consider that mink hunting is not an efficient form of mink control. A number of studies, including that of Dr. Macdonald for this Inquiry, agree that hunting with dogs is the least effective form of controlling mink. In contrast, controlled and careful trapping of mink can be much more effective. Birks (1981), in a description of localised mink control on the river Teign in Devon, reports trapping and shooting of 119 mink over a 500m stretch of river by one landowner, over a period of 5 years between 1975 and 1980. He compares this with 13 mink found and only 4 mink killed by the hunt on eight visits to the entire river Teign during the same period.

25. Products For Wildlife Control And Animal Control, Wildlife Repellents, Products
wildlife Control Products mink. General Biology, Reproduction, andBehavior. mink are polygamous and males may fight ferociously for
Wildlife Control Products Mink General Biology, Reproduction, and Behavior Mink are polygamous and males may fight ferociously for mates during the breeding season, which occurs from late January to late March. Gestation varies from 40 to 75 days with an average of 51 days. Like most other members of the weasel family, mink exhibit delayed implantation; the embryos do not implant and begin completing their development until approximately 30 days before birth. The single annual litter of about 3 to 6 young is born in late April or early May and their eyes open at about 3 weeks of age. The young are born in a den which may be a bank burrow, a muskrat house, a hole under a log, or a rock crevice. The mink family stays together until late summer when the young disperse. Mink become sexually mature at about 10 months of age.
Damage and Damage Identification Mink may occasionally kill domestic poultry around farms. They typically kill their prey by biting them through the skull or neck. Closely spaced pairs of canine tooth marks are a sign of a mink kill. Mink will attack animals up to the size of a chicken, duck, rabbit, or muskrat. While eating muskrats, a mink will often make an opening in the back or side of the neck and skin the animal by pulling the head through the hole as it feeds. Like some other members of the weasel family, mink occasionally exhibit “surplus killing” behavior (killing much more than they can possibly eat) when presented with an abundance of food, such as in a poultry house full of chickens. Mink may place many dead chickens neatly in a pile. Mink can eat significant numbers of upland nesting waterfowl or game bird young, particularly in areas where nesting habitat is limited.

26. Mink (Adur Valley, England) Mammal
29 August 2002 Alan Barrett is pretty sure that he spotted a Minkclose to Wood's Mill (Sussex wildlife Trust HQ at Small Dole).
Adur Valley , West Sussex 29 August 2002
Alan Barrett i s pretty sure that he spotted a Mink close to Wood's Mill (Sussex Wildlife Trust HQ at Small Dole). Report on Ralph Hollins Nature Notes Cycling along the Coombes Road from Cuckoo's Corner to the Sussex Pad on a warm summer afternoon I surprised (who was the most surprised?) a Mink hauling a Crow into the hedges near the Ricardo Test Track. Of course, I would have liked it to have been a native Otter , as they have got a much better image. Minks are about half the size of Otters and are mainly nocturnal. I concluded that if I was to see one in the middle of the day, there were bound to be lots of them around and that they may be just as much part of the English countryside as the Grey Squirrel. This letter was prompted by the mass liberation of Minks in the New Forest (August 1998). As collator of the Shorewatch Records for the British Marine Life Study Society , I receive reports of wildlife from the shores around the British Isles. A few years ago I received a disturbing report of the complete decimation of a seabird colony on an island in Dunmanus Bay (near Bantry) on the south coast of Ireland. This occurred at the same time as a Mink Farm had gone bust and all the captive Minks had run wild in the Irish countryside. Doubtless, many of them will have perished, but not before they had caused a lot of environmental damage. The birds deserted their colony the following year. My estimate is that a Mink would need a territory of at least a square mile, possibly more, in Sussex where they are probably common. (This is a guess. It may need drastic revision as numbers of up to 8 per square kilometre have been recorded in favourable habitats in Canada). It is difficult to calculate their prevalence. They do not compete with Otters for food as they take smaller prey (smaller fish and even this is perhaps doubtful). Birds are important prey as well as Water Voles, Rats, and probably frogs. They are silent nocturnal killers. It is not known, to me, if they include Rabbits in their diet. Mink are found all over England always near water, although they are less aquatic than Otters. They have been present from at least the 1960s and are probably extending their range.

27. Central Wisconsin Wildlife Center
mink. How do I keep this mink away from my chickens? How do I keepthis mink away from my chickens? mink are difficult to trap
How do I keep this mink away from my chickens?
Mink are difficult to trap or to frighten away with bright lights and loud music. Try sealing all entrances larger than 1 inch with wood or tin. 1 inch mesh poutry netting works particularly well.

28. Wildlife Of The Suisun Marsh, Mink
The number one predator on muskrat is mink (Chapman, et. Fish and Game observationsat Grizzly Island wildlife Area and input from duck club owners/operators
MUSKRAT (Ondatra zibethica) Status:
California Department of Fish and Game Furbearing Mammal. Designated in the Fish and Game code. Regulated for commercial and sport harvest. Life History:

Muskrats are semiaquatic mammals and the only member of the rodent family with a hairless, vertically flattened tail (Ingles 1965). Their back feet are partially webbed. Generally they are dark brown to black with soft under fur and long guard hairs. Adults are 435-620 mm long. Young when born are 100 mm. Habitat Requirements:
Muskrats are generally closely associated with aquatic habitats including marshes, ponds, sloughs, canals, ditches, etc. Nests, feeding platforms, and houses are usually built in ponds or marshes with a constant water level or above the normal high tides. These living quarters are built from roots and stems of emergent vegetation of the adjacent marsh. They also build dens in levees and banks of ditches, canals, and sloughs. Their denning and burrowing activities cause significant monetary damages in California to levees, ditches, and water control structures. Food of muskrat includes mostly vegetation. They eat rhizomes, shoots, tubers, stems and leaves of cattails, bulrush, and other emergent vegetation. Generally cattail communities support more muskrats (Chapman, et. al., 1982). A small amount of animal matter such as crayfish, snails, molluscs, and fish may be eaten (Zeiner, et. al., 1980; Chapman, et. al., 1982)

29. Wildlife Of The Suisun Marsh, Tule Elk
type of wildlife species present. Salinity is probably the most important water qualityparameter in the Suisun Marsh (Jones and Stokes 1975). mink are closely
MINK (Mustela vison) Status:
California Department of Fish and Game Furbearing Mammal. Designated in the Fish and Game Code. Regulated for commercial and sport harvest as a non-game mammal. Life History:

Mink are semiaquatic mammals of the weasel family. The body is long and slender, with the legs short, ears small, and tail bushy and long (1/3 to ? total length). The fur is dark, glossy brown, with white spots on the chin, throat, chest, abdomen and anal region. The adult male weighs 0.9-1.6 kg, and is 580-700 mm total length with a 190-230 mm tail, and a 68-80 mm hind foot. Virginia specimens were 506 mm, 189 mm, and 56 mm respectively. The adult female is 0.7-1.1 kg and 460-575 mm total length, with a 150-190 mm tail and a 60-70 mm hind foot. Virginia specimens were 592 mm, 201 mm and 69 mm respectively (Chapman et al., 1982, Haley 1975, Handley, 1947, Burt and Grossenheider, 1964). Habitat Requirements:
Physiological Tolerance for Salinity:
No data available. Interaction within the Three Defined Habitat Types:
There is very little specific population or habitat use data from the Suisun Marsh regarding mink. In general, potential mink habitat must contain a relatively permanent source of surface water. Optimum habitat must also contain upland habitats for denning and foraging adjacent to a water body or wetland (Allen 1983). Mink probably use all three types of habitat in the Suisun Marsh. In general, the managed wetlands/ associated uplands habitat type adjacent to the tidal mudflats/fringing marsh and adjacent water bodies habitat type are more likely to meet the optimum habitat requirements of the mink. The undiked tidal marsh and adjacent water bodies habitat type is less likely to be optimum habitat for the mink.

30. DEFRA, UK: Guidance For Business On Regulations: Vertebrate Wildlife Management
Document Category. Vertebrate wildlife Management. Document Title. Application fora licence to keep mink. Document Code. mink 1. Document Issue Date. 2002. Specimen.
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Government Department Document Category Vertebrate Wildlife Management Document Title Application for a licence to keep mink Document Code MINK 1 Document Issue Date Specimen No MINK 1 This page was last updated on 21 June 2002

31. Muskrat & Mink
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32. Mink Frog (Rana Septentrionalis)
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Mink Frog ( Rana septentrionalis DESCRIPTION: A blotchy, spotted, greenish or brownish frog. Similar to Green Frog, but has spots or blotches instead of cross bands on the hind legs. Bright green upper lip and creamy to yellowish belly. Produces a musky, mink like odor when handled. Medium - 2 to 3 inches long. HABITAT: Bogs, ponds, and lake edges. Remains close to permanent water. BREEDING: June-July. Eggs laid on vegetation in deep water. Tadpoles may require more than one summer to become frogs. VOICE: Likened to distant hammering; "Kuk, kuk, kuk, kuk, kuk." RANGE AND STATUS: Found throughout Upper Peninsula, but generally uncommon.
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33. Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Derbyshire wildlife Trust is enlisting the help of walkers, anglers and birdwatchersin its quest to determine the numbers of mink in the county and across the

34. Hunting Home Page Hunting WEB HotLinks Big Game Big Game Harvest
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Hunting WEB HotLinks Big Game Big Game Harvest Statistics ... Personalize this site MINK T M ink live statewide in Colorado but are most abundant in the mountains, near beaver ponds. The beaver pond provides stillwater habitat and an abundance of food: muskrats, nestling waterfowl, frogs, salamanders, fish, beaver kits and insects. On the plains, crayfish may be a staple in season. Mink kill more food than they can eat at once, and excess food is stored, especially in winter. Mink live in burrows, dens of muskrats or tree hollows but are only weak burrowers. B A lthough coyotes, red foxes or great horned owls occasionally kill them, combat with other mink is a greater cause of death than all predators combined. Beyond that, harvest by humans for their beautiful winter fur is the strongest control on numbers of mink over most of their range. This page last updated 11/07/02 Headlines for Wednesday, April 09, 2003 STUDY CONFIRMS THREE POPULATIONS OF RIVER OTTERS



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35. WDNR - 2002 Hunting Season Forecast - MUSKRAT AND MINK
For mink the opener is identical, with earlier closing dates in each zone. For questionsor comments about the wildlife pages, send mail to wildlife. WI Dept.
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Mink and muskrat populations appear to be doing well throughout most of the state, but not at levels experienced in past years. Muskrats appear to be doing well along the Wisconsin river and lower Kickapoo River bottoms. Biologists from southeastern Wisconsin also suggest that mink seem to be abundant on most river systems. On a statewide basis, opportunities to trap these species are good to excellent, as they exist in most areas where permanent water can be found. The season opens for muskrat Oct. 19 in the Northern Zone, Oct. 26 in the Central and Winnebago Zones, and Nov. 2 for the Southern Zone. For mink the opener is identical, with earlier closing dates in each zone.
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36. Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Wildlife In Danger As Mink Set Free
wildlife in danger as mink set free Paul Kelso Thursday October 25, 2001 The GuardianPolice and government officials were last night scouring the Hampshire,3604,580248,00.html
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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.

37. Mink - Mammals - Department Of Environment - Government Of Yukon
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38. Marsha
Marsha the mink. She was hand raised and has appeared on a wildlife documentaryon the Discovery Channel, featuring ‘The Weasel Family’.

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Marsha the Mink
Born: April 15, 2000 Sex: Female Marsha was acquired May 21, 2000 . Marsha was donated to the centre by a fur farm in Simcoe, Ontario. She was hand raised and has appeared on a wildlife documentary on the Discovery Channel, featuring ‘The Weasel Family’.
Mink (Mustela vison)
Average Size:
30-60 centimetres (1-2 feet) Average Weight:
0.5 - 1.4 kilograms (1-3 pounds)

39. Vancouver Island, BC, Wildlife And Nature -
Search, Ad. Category, wildlife and Nature. mink (Mustela vison) This mostfamous of furbearing animals is a common resident in British Columbia.
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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.
Breeding in coastal BC is later than elsewhere, taking place in late spring. After a short implantation delay, the young are born in July. The litters average about five young. Females mature in about a year, and males take about six months longer.

40. Prevalence Of Giant Kidney Worm In Wild Mink
renale) in wild mink (Mustela vison) in Minnesota. American Midland Naturalist 145(1)206209.Jamestown, ND Northern Prairie wildlife Research Center Home
Prevalence of Giant Kidney Worm ( Dioctophyma
) in Wild Mink ( Mustela vison ) in Minnesota
L. David Mech and Shawn P. Tracy
Abstract: Of 138 wild mink ( Mustela vison ) from eastern Minnesota, 27% contained Dioctophyma renale , primarily in the right kidney. No significant difference between prevalence in adult male and immature male mink was found, nor between the prevalence in males versus female mink. Thirteen worms were found in one male mink, representing the highest documented infection intensity of a single wild mink. This resource is based on the following source (Northern Prairie Publication 1121): Mech, L. David, and Shawn P. Tracy. 2001. Prevalence of giant kidney worm ( Dioctophyma renale ) in wild mink ( Mustela vison ) in Minnesota. American Midland Naturalist 145(1):206-209. This resource should be cited as: Mech, L. David, and Shawn P. Tracy. 2001. Prevalence of giant kidney worm ( Dioctophyma renale ) in wild mink ( Mustela vison ) in Minnesota. American Midland Naturalist 145(1):206-209. Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Home Page. (Version 30JUL2001).
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  • Table 1 Prevalence of Dioctophyma renale in Minnesota mink during 1998
  • Table 2 Location of Dioctophyma renale in Minnesota mink during 1998
  • Figure 1 Number of Dioctophyma renale in 121 mink from northeastern Minnesota in 1998

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