Monday, June 27, 2011

Mink spotted along 724!

Numerous Minks have been spotted and reported by wildlife expert and avid hunter Barry Dawson.  Along route 724 heading toward reading is where the Mink was spotted.  The mink spends a lot of time in the water hunting for food.  It is a mammal that has waterproofing oil glands that will cover its fur.  The mink can dive up to 16 feet to capture its food which consists of snakes, birds, muskrats, rabbits, mice and chipmunks.  Although they may look cute, stay back!  They have an awful smell similar to a skunk but unlike the skunk, they cannot aim their spray.  The picture below is courtesy of google images.

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