American Mink in Waukesha Wisconsin on August 18, 2015

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!

_______USE folder imageXXXXXX__rIMG_4986_cr_cr

American Mink

Scientific name: Neovison vison

Type: Mammal

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.



























____new __rIMG_4998_cr_cr

Tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

About admin

Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

3 Responses to American Mink in Waukesha Wisconsin on August 18, 2015

  1. Nancy Nabak says:

    Precious, precious, precious! They are FAST little buggers, aren’t they?! You totally nailed them! And I agree with your fb posts, the up close profiles are squeezable! Nice shots, Jim!

  2. Amy says:

    Oh my gosh these are amazing! Minks are SO FAST! You really captured some great shots here!

  3. Elaine Lehman says:

    I enjoyed your pictures. We have a not so great picture when some visited our little backyard pond in Muskego and cleaned out all our fish and a few frogs.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *