Mink???

Discussion in 'Trapping' started by SEK-Hunter, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. SEK-Hunter

    SEK-Hunter 8 pointer

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    Got a mink in EKY tonight.... I think. 1st one I ever seen here. Really dark reddish brown. Tail bout a foot long. body bout 20 inches? Eye teeth about a cm. Legs bout and inch / inch and a half long? Thats a mink... right?

    Really cought me by surprise. Never seen one here nor heard of one around the house?
     
  2. muddhunter

    muddhunter 12 pointer

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  3. SEK-Hunter

    SEK-Hunter 8 pointer

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    I'll post one when I get to the house.
    My buddy at work called it a 'Stoat'?
    We got them here?

    Whats the major differences between a stoat and mink?
     
  4. kyblackmallard

    kyblackmallard 10 pointer

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    Stoat is just another name for weasel or ermine.Yes we have weasels, but they are not as easy to catch nor as plentiful as one might think.Their tracks are very similar to mink but smaller and not as deep.They are much lighter in weight and often can step on a pan that would otherwise spring when a mink steps on it.
     
  5. whitleycotrapper

    whitleycotrapper 12 pointer

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    a weasel wouldnt be that long though would it? sounds like a mink to me. did it have any white on its chest or lower jaw?
     
  6. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 10 pointer

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    when you gonna post that pic?
     
  7. SEK-Hunter

    SEK-Hunter 8 pointer

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    Took one with my phone. Can't get it to upload... Sorry.

    It had no white. My Papaw identified it as a mink. I believe thats what it is considering the size and coloration.

    Thanks guys.
     
  8. limbhanger

    limbhanger 8 pointer

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    Did it look like this?
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