Friday, March 30, 2012

Wild Mink/Camera Critter

 Wild  mink on the shore of Lake Ontario

Last Monday as I was watching bufflehead ducks dive for lunch, a mink (a member of the weasel family) walked by.

Mink wondering: What was that click sound I heard?

Added later: Many thanks to Gary who identified this mink.

To see many more critters, visit Misty Dawn at CAMERA CRITTERS 

42 comments:

RedPat said...

I saw one at the ferry docks in downtown Toronto last summer - shocked me that's for sure. Nice portrait.

Zosia said...

So cute! Based on this photo, I could say that connotations associated with the saying " what a weasel" are greatly exaggerated :-).

Paul in Powell River said...

Nice catch!!

Lowell said...

Fantastic, EG! I've never seen one of these in the wild. It's cute. I wonder why the name became a synonym for "jerk," like in "He's such a little weasel"?

Maple Lane said...

Wonderful pictures this week. I giggled a little when I first saw the weasel. When I was in school, that was my nickname!!!

Viola said...

A very beautiful weasel, and it is like it reacted on a click, yes.. haha!

Adorable photo! =)

TexWisGirl said...

wow! great job!

Elisa said...

Cute!
Have a nice weekend
Elisa, Argentina

Gillian Olson said...

Great picture.

Randy said...

What a bushy little guy.

Stephanie said...

He is soo cute!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Grand little chap, posing sweetly, well photographed too.

Cezar and Léia said...

This is a cute critter, wonderful shot EG, he looks curious about your camera!And he is huge! :)
Léia

Kathy said...

What a great find and a great photo. I dare say most people have never encountered a weasel in the wild. I'm one of them!

Malyss said...

So cute! How lucky you are with such encounters!

eileeninmd said...

What a cute critter and a great sighting. Awesome shots.

jabblog said...

What a fantastic capture. I have only ever seen weasels as a blur rushing across a road.

Sandra said...

so happy you shared this, he is amazing and that first shot is fantastic. i would so love to see one, i have never seen one except on TV

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

He is all ears!

VioletSky said...

so that is what a weasel looks like!

stardust said...

Fascinating capture of a cute critter! I’ve never seen a weasel in person.

Betty Roan said...

I've never seen one in person. He posed nice.

Vita Stunder said...

What a cutie you've captured!

Have a great weekend!

Amila Kanchana said...

Super cute animal! Reminds me of our mongooses.

Gary said...

That's a wild mink!! Confirmed by the orange spot under his chin. Congrats!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Well captured but no he does not appeal to me at all.

edenhills said...

How lucky! I can't imagine a weasel just wandering by. :-)

shutterbuggbitten said...

That first shot is great. I'm surprised at how calm and demur he looks.

Jane said...

Wonderful shot, I would love to be able to capture these kinds of critters.

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Great captures - so nice of him to pose for you! :)

bailey-road.com said...

What terrific captures!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

An amazing shot. How fortunate you were to be there at the right moment. V

Ruta said...

Great capture! I did have an ermine show up at my camp but I was so astonished to see it run through the backyard...I forgot to pick up my camera!

Halcyon said...

He's sort of cute!

CameraCruise said...

Great shot!
He's so cute.

Linda said...

What an amazing shot!

Susan said...

Wow, I've never seen one of those in the real. Such cool pictures!

heyBJK said...

Wow! I've never seen anyone post weasel photos before. Actually, I've never seen one in real life, either. Nice shots!

see you there! said...

Were you just shocked to see this critter? I would have been and I would never have known what it was.

Darla

ladyfi said...

What an amazing sight!

Rose said...

I think I have saw one mink in the wild in my life...but never the chance for a photo such as these! I bet you felt like you had hit gold...oh, have you seen the show the golden girls...and the one where they tried to raise minks? Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WVMGOWmgjU

I have had it on my blog before I think...but no matter how many times I watch it, I laugh.

NixBlog said...

What a great shot! Well-captured!

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