small dead animal, possibly a baby mink?

small dead animal, possibly a baby mink?

Observation - small dead animal, possibly a baby mink?. Description: This animal was found in grassland but close to both woodland and a large lake. Around 20 cm long, except for the tail. I believe it was dead, but it might only have been acting? I never touched it, and I saw no visible signs of injury of disease.

This animal was found in grassland but close to both woodland and a large lake. Around 20 cm long, except for the tail. I believe it was dead, but it might only have been acting? I never touched it, and I saw no visible signs of injury of disease.