Mink range from about 11 to 20 inches long not including their tail. They weigh about 4 and half pounds.

They are solitary animals with the exception of mating season in the spring.

A typical diet of this carnivore consists of frogs, crayfish, muskrats and mice.

These mammals have short legs and long thin bodies. Their tail makes is one third of their body length! They have brown to black colored fur covered with an oil to help them stay waterproof. You’ll find them making near bodies of water making their dens in hollow logs or digging them. They have an average of four kits and have a typical lifespan of about 4 years old.



Mink at Paullina Lake 2

Top photo from: Kary Nieuwenhuis

Bottom photo from: Sarah Fiddelke at Mill Creek Park