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Mammal

Observed: 22nd March 2011 By: JamesPDeansJamesPDeans’s reputation in MammalsJamesPDeans’s reputation in Mammals
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

ophrys's picture

American Mink

I am sure that this is Mustela vison, but iSpot closes internet explorer, whenever I try to click on how sure I am.

Perhaps it is telling me I am wrong and not to be so stupid!?!!

:)

As iSpot is not interested in my ID, I have agreed with Syrphus (as usual!).

Ian
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Syrphus's picture

>>>I have agreed with Syrphus

>>>I have agreed with Syrphus (as usual!)<<<

Just wait for the Willow-Chiffs to come in and that will change ...

M.

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Gill Sinclair's picture

American mink

Agree American mink - chocolate brown colour and 'unflattened' tail. Originally from escaped/released fur farm stock. Otters will fight them and even eat them (evidence from mink fur in otter scats). Let the otters take control! :-)

Gill Sinclair
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RoyW's picture

Mink species...

There are no European Mink in the UK - just the introduced/released American.

jhn7's picture

Thanks!

I saw there were two species and plumped for the closer one!
Lovely photos just unfortunate it is a problem.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

the naturalist man's picture

American mink

Excellent photos for identification. Note how it has a long, thinish body with short legs. Also the uniform chocolate brown/black coat all over the body - otters have a paler underside as do stoats and weasels.

Graham Banwell

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