Hezza10's picture

Otter or mink?

Observed: 6th July 2013 By: Hezza10
hoddom july 2013 333 - Copy
hoddom july 2013 334 - Copy
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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chrisbrooks's picture

Mink

Also goes by the name of American Mink.

the naturalist man's picture

Mink

Note the small head; uniform dark colour; thin, sleek body; relatively short legs; and longish tail - all features of mink.

Graham Banwell

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JonathanWallace's picture

Another highly distinctive

Another highly distinctive feature is the shape of the tail. In mink it is narrow at the base and widens out towards the middle whereas otter tails are broad at the base and tapers in from there.

Jonathan Wallace

notpop's picture

silver

Colour known as Silver in mink farming.
I understand this colour is more common in Scotland than elsewhere in U.K.