A few American Mink have been hanging out near the Fox River in Waukesha. They are not seen often but putting some time in you can get lucky. They move fast along the rocks along the river stopping at their locations searching for food in and out of the water. They are amazing!
Scientific name: Neovison vison
Habitat: Forested areas along, rivers, streams and lakes with dense vegetation. They may also use habitat of swamps and wetlands.
Average life span in the wild: 1 to 3 years
Size: Adults, head and body males 23”-27” long, females 18”-22” long.
Weight: 2 to 3.5 lbs
Diet: Mainly fish, amphibians, crustaceans, small rodents and sometimes insects. Voles are one of their choice meals.
Range: Alaska, Canada and the entire US except for the Southwest.