europsesenertsThe European mink (Mustela lutreola) is almost extinct. He is still only in regions in Russia. There are two isolated populations, one in Brittany and one in south-western France and northern Spain where hybrids with the polecat are seen.

"Okay, I 'm tired of that nagging! You get a mink. But don’t think I will clean the loft!"

The American mink (Mustela vison) is a species that was removed to Europe in the twenties for fur farming. Escaped and freed animals survive here easily, locally more or less the detriment of crayfish, fish farms, breeding colonies and European mink.
Their fur is chocolate brown to black. They have a white patch on the throat to the lower lip.
It is 30 to 47 centimeters long, with a weight of 700 to 1,600 grams. The tail is 158 to 194 millimeters. Males are larger than females. He has halfway webbed toes.

He is a real water animal and an excellent swimmer and stays close to water: slow-flowing rivers, streams, coastal, lakes and swamps. He slides a slope into the water, even in the snow.
The American mink is mainly active at night.
Its main prey is the muskrat, in addition to crayfish, fish, waterfowl, rabbits, mice, reptiles and earthworms.
The canine distance is 9-10 mm.

Droppings have a clear fishy smell. They are often gelatinous. Sometimes scales of crustaceans can be found in them. He also vomits star shot and does surplus killing.

American mink may be shot because they are not native here.

Isn’t that mink coat a dream, baby!" "Yes, and it will remain so!"