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  Mink: Nature Snapshots from Minnesota DNR: Minnesota DNR
Mink eat just about any type of animal that lives in and near water, including fish, frogs, ducks, crayfish, eggs, and land animals such as mice and rabbits.
Wild mink have been one of the most valued furbearers for two centuries, and thousands are trapped throughout Minnesota each autumn by licensed trappers.
Mink often leave their droppings on rocks and logs at the stream edge, and sometimes even on boat and fishing docks.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /snapshots/mammals/mink.html   (287 words)

  
  Mink Frog
Dark markings on the hind leg of the mink frog, however, tend to parallel the long axis of the legs rather than run across the legs as they do in the green frog.
Furthermore, webbing on the toes of the hind feet extends to the last joint of the fourth toe and to the tip of the fifth toe in the mink frog, but rarely passes beyond the second joint of the fourth toe, and never reaches the tip of the fifth toe in the green frog.
The ventral surface of the mink frog is grayish white, but pale yellow may appear on the lower sides and chin of some individuals.
www.umaine.edu /wetlands/FGminkfrog.htm   (355 words)

  
  Mink - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the European mink the upper lip is also white, but, as this occasionally occurs in American specimens, it fails as an absolutely distinguishing character.
The principal characteristic of the mink in comparison with its congeners is its amphibious mode of life.
It is to the water what the other weasels are to the land, or martens to the trees, being as essentially aquatic in its habits as the otter, beaver, or musk-rat, and spending perhaps more of its time in the water than it does on land.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Mink   (693 words)

  
 Mink | The Humane Society of the United States
Minks den in cavities in brush or rock piles, logjams, exposed roots of trees, and abandoned muskrat burrows.
An average of 115,000 wild minks were killed in traps each year between 1995 and 1998, even though the mink industry has increasingly turned to raising its animals in cages (26 million caged minks were killed each year between 1995 and 1998).
The average lifespan of a mink is less than one year, a number greatly affected by high infant mortality; it is uncommon for a mink to live as long as four years.
www.hsus.org /wildlife/a_closer_look_at_wildlife/mink.html   (535 words)

  
 NTA - Mink
Mink are not sociable with others of their kind, except during the breeding season, and avoidance or fighting between mink is common.
Mink are capable at trailing or stalking prey species, but it appears that they are usually opportunistic feeders who pursue prey after they surprise and startle the prey into flight.
Mink are vulnerable to distemper, parvo enteritis, encephalitis, and rabies.
www.nationaltrappers.com /mink.html   (1192 words)

  
 TOKYOPOP :: Leading the Manga Revolution for 10 Years and Beyond! ::
When shopping for their favorite star's new CD, Mink and her friends accidentally get a hold of Wanna-Be, a computer program from the future that allows a user to become the person he or she always wanted to be.
One of Mink's friends programs a new function into the software, and soon Mink is able to leave a copy of her schoolgirl self in the classroom while she pursues her dreams of stardom as Cyber Idol Mink.
When Mink rushes to buy the latest CD by her favorite pop star, Illiya, she winds up instead with a software disc from the future that allows her to become whomever she wants.
www.tokyopop.com /S-1219   (464 words)

  
 Mink (Mustela vison)
Mink are closely associated with the waterways and lakes of North America, but the smaller streams are preferred to the large, broad rivers.
The mink is one of the principal fur-bearing animals in the eastern United States and is one of the few animals that can be reared economically on fur farms.
This is not the case in Texas, however, where mink ranked only thirteenth in numbers of individuals harvested and ninth in economic value to trappers during the 1988-89 trapping season, as determined in a survey conducted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
www.nsrl.ttu.edu /tmot1/mustviso.htm   (447 words)

  
 Illinois Furbearer Guide: Mink   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While they still are common, wild mink are less abundant than they were 50 to 100 years ago because of habitat loss caused by development, stream channelization and drainage of wetlands.
Mink are mostly nocturnal --active from dusk to dawn.
Male mink travel extensively, moving from one temporary den to the next in an area as large as 5 square miles.
dnr.state.il.us /orc/wildlife/furbearers/mink.htm   (1167 words)

  
 Mink in New York   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A distinguishing mink characteristic is the small white patch of fur on the chin of all animals.
Two mink carcasses were submitted from a densely populated area in the Town of Amherst, a growing suburb of Buffalo, during the central and western New York mink study.
Mink trapping seasons coincide with the periods when mink can be trapped without stressing the population, when pelts are of high quality, and when trappers feel the season is most productive.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/dfwmr/wildlife/wildgame/minkinny.htm   (1156 words)

  
 Nebraska Game and Parks Commission - Wildlife Species Guide - Mink
A mink usually lives alone except during the breeding season and when young mink live with the family group until they are old enough to claim their own territories.
The average lifespan of a mink is less than one year and it is uncommon for them to live as long as four years.
Mink can be used as barometers of the environment because the levels of chemicals in their tissues reflect the levels of those chemicals in the environment.
www.ngpc.state.ne.us /wildlife/mink.asp   (1426 words)

  
 Tributes to Patsy Mink
Mink will forever in live in my mind as a testimony to what a woman can accomplish and she is the definition of a great American.
Mink attended Maui High School, where she played basketball at a time when girls played half-court because, as Mink put it, "they said it was too strenuous for us." When she ran for student body president during her junior year in high school and won that campaign, she began her unofficial political career.
Mink believed one of her most significant accomplishments in Congress was Title IX of the Education Act, which she helped authored in 1972.
www.now.org /history/mink-tribute2.html   (11946 words)

  
 Illinois Furbearer Guide: Mink
While they still are common, wild mink are less abundant than they were 50 to 100 years ago because of habitat loss caused by development, stream channelization and drainage of wetlands.
Mink live alone except when raising their young.
Male mink travel extensively, moving from one temporary den to the next in an area as large as 5 square miles.
www.dnr.state.il.us /orc/wildlife/furbearers/mink.htm   (1167 words)

  
 Jon Mink: ZoomInfo Business People Information
Mink, 50, an Elgin resident who is a former elementary school teacher, special education teacher and elementary school principal, will ask the board Thursday night to approve his resignation effective at the end of this school year, Wednesday, June 30.
Mink was in the third year of a five-year contract that paid $149,834 in salary and benefits this year.
Mink updated the district's 1997 five-year long-range initiative, setting up committees to develop critical components, including staff development, reduction of class size, increased parental involvement and funding to support the learning needs of the district's predominantly Hispanic student population, to maintain safe school environments and to open facilities to the community.
www.zoominfo.com /people/mink_jon_48243756.aspx   (690 words)

  
 Welcome to the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife Web Site
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.
Mink are found in all counties of Indiana, but are most numerous in the northeastern part of the state where many ponds, streams and lakes are located.
Mink are adapted to do well on either land or in water, but usually make their homes near water’s edge.
www.in.gov /dnr/fishwild/publications/lifeseries/mink.htm   (819 words)

  
 Mink - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Mink, common name for certain semiaquatic carnivores related to the weasel and characterized by a slender body and thick, soft, dark brown, durable...
That Touch of Mink, motion picture about an unemployed secretary who has a love affair with a wealthy businessman.
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encarta.msn.com /Mink.html   (131 words)

  
 NPWRC :: Mink
Mink tagging studies in North Dakota indicate that the young mink move away from the home area during the fall.
Gland lures are often used to attract the attention of a passing mink, and mink urine is recommended to destroy human odor around a set.
Mink (and other animals) caught alive can be killed by drowning or by stepping on the rib cage and stopping the heart.
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/mammals/furtake/mink.htm   (1273 words)

  
 Amrican Mink
Mink in South Dakota are darker in color than those in the southern part of North America where mink have lighter red fur.
Mink live near streams, rivers, ponds, and wetlands, and are especially common in the glacial lakes region in the northeast.
Mink are weaned in 6 weeks, hunt with their mother at 8 weeks, and become sexually mature in less than a year.
www.northern.edu /natsource/MAMMALS/Americ1.htm   (709 words)

  
 Mink
The minks rich glossy coat in it's wild state is brown, but farm bred mink can vary from white to almost fl and this is reflected in the British wild mink.
Mink are widespread in Britain's mainland, except in the mountainous regions of Scotland, Wales and the Lake District.
Much is made of the mink's occasional raids on domestic stock and game, but studies have shown that the extent of these depredations is usually slight and of little importance countrywide, although no doubt infuriating to the farmer or gamekeeper who has suffered.
www.the-piedpiper.co.uk /th1i.htm   (1407 words)

  
 eNature: FieldGuides: Species Detail   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Mink marks its hunting territory with a fetid discharge from its anal glands, which is at least as malodorous as a skunk’s, although it does not carry as far.
Minks of both sexes are hostile to intruders, and males fight viciously with one another.
Mink pelts were highly valued before the decline of the fur industry.
www.enature.com /fieldguides/detail.asp?allSpecies=y&searchText=mink&curGroupID=5&lgfromWhere=&curPageNum=1   (445 words)

  
 Pennsylvania Game Commission - State Wildlife Management Agency: Minks and Muskrats
When it comes to minks and muskrats, it's fair to say that although the muskrat is not the principal prey of the mink, the mink is the principal predator of the muskrat.
Minks are basically solitary, except during mating season, when they use a powerful scent from their anal glands to attract mates.
Minks live up to 10 years in captivity, but a wild one would be fortunate to survive two or three winters.
www.pgc.state.pa.us /pgc/cwp/view.asp?a=458&q=150657   (1798 words)

  
 Factsheet for Mink   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mink pens should provide an area that is large enough for the mink to perform natural movement and should allow for activities such as rest, sleep, defecation and other functions that maintain the comfort of the animal.
Mink farmers have a responsibility to be aware of the condition of their herd and should be able to recognize the signs of a distressed or sick animal.
Mink farmers should ensure good hygiene and sanitary measures to avoid conditions that are unpleasant for the animals.
www.carc-crac.ca /english/codes_of_practice/factsheets/minkfct.htm   (1311 words)

  
 Mink: Wildlife Notebook Series - Alaska Department of Fish and Game
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.
Mink are then a chocolate brown with some irregular white patches on the chin, throat, and belly.
In mink and other weasels, the fertilized egg does not attach to the uterus to develop right away as in most mammals.
www.adfg.state.ak.us /pubs/notebook/furbear/mink.php   (687 words)

  
 The Mink   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The mink is part of the weasel family.
Mink fur is dark brown with white patches on its chin and belly.
The mink's tail fur is longer than the body fur.
www.northstar.k12.ak.us /schools/joy/creamers/Mammals/Studenthtmls/Mink/mink.html   (148 words)

  
 EEK! - Critter Corner - The Mink
Sleek with thick, chocolate brown fur, minks are related to the badger and skunk through the same weasel family.
Mink like to munch on muskrats but they'll supplement their diet with fish, frogs, crayfish, snakes, birds, and other rodents.
Startled mink may squeal, hiss or snarl and then release a scent similar to a skunk.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/caer/ce/eek/critter/mammal/minks.htm   (336 words)

  
 Maryland's Mustelids - Furbearers in Maryland
Mink are small cylinder shaped animals ranging from approximately 19-30 in., and 1.5 - 4 lbs.
Mink are semi-aquatic and utilize all types of quality wetlands within their range.
Mink are common from Garrett County eastward to the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay and are found infrequently on some of the larger islands in the Bay proper.
www.dnr.state.md.us /wildlife/mustelids.asp   (1236 words)

  
 Mink Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
Minks are small, short-legged members of the weasel family.
The mink is an aggressive mammal that is adapted to a semi-aquatic life.
Mink live in swamps, rivers, marshes, lakes and streams in North America, Europe, and the far west of Asia.
www.zoomschool.com /subjects/mammals/weasel/Minkprintout.shtml   (197 words)

  
 Animal Tracks - Mink (Mustela vison)
Mink have brown coats with a white patch under the chin.
Mink are usually nocturnal, but are sometimes active around dawn and dusk.
Mink were one of the furbearers found at that time.
www.bear-tracker.com /mink.html   (319 words)

  
 Mink
The mink does not turn white in the winter, their year round coloration varies from brown to almost fl, with a slightly lighter belly, and it may have a white chin and throat.
The mink feeds on a wide variety of terrestrial animals such as mice, rabbits and muskrats; small birds; and several aquatic animals, including frogs, fish and crayfish, and seldom eats carrion.
Mink make their homes in abandoned muskrat lodges and burrows, and in stream banks, under trees, and in drift piles.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/mustelidae/75676   (470 words)

  
 AMERICAN MINK
Mink occupy all of Canada south of the treeline, Anticosti Island and Queen Charlotte Islands.
Primary food source for mink is small mammals, such as meadow voles, muskrats, and shrews; as well as fish, frogs and salamanders.
Mink have a long, slender body with short, sturdy legs and a long neck and pointed face, bushy tail and small ears.
www.env.gov.nl.ca /snp/WhatsHere/american_mink.htm   (299 words)

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