Saturday, April 11, 2015

Mink

 Mink on some Lake Simcoe rocks

Serendipity at work, the mink and I were in the same place at the same time. Actually, my husband saw it first.

 Wondering what that clicking sound was

It posed for my camera for a little while...

Leaving the scene

then headed for cover, a hole between rocks.

I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.

50 comments:

laurak/ForestWalkArt :) said...

wow!! amazing shots of the mink!! CUTE!!
i've never seen one in person...ferrets, yes...and otters, yes...but never a mink! and he stayed to pose for you! a very good day.

have a happy weekend!

Halcyon said...

Oh my! Is he ever cute!!!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Amazing captures; I'm in awe!

Gill - That British Woman said...

interesting, for some reason I thought they would be grey or black? Never seen one in real life.

Revrunner said...

Caught! :-)

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a great capture! Wow. It's so cute.

Jeevan said...

Seems like he’s very sensitive to sounds... I think the mink is a species closely associate with river otter as it resembles the same.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wow- good captures! I've never seen one up close before.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

A beautiful gift for you! Thanks for sharing!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

TexWisGirl said...

awesome sighting! great shots!!

Cathy H. said...

Amazing creatures! And quite sweet looking! I know you were thrilled to meet up with this guy!

Sandra said...

i am trying really hard not to turn green with envy. he/she is just beyond adorable.. so cute and i can see each little hair. love the way you are being watched.

Birdman said...

Don't think I've ever seen one in the wild.

Fotolosopher said...

These are fantastic. I don't think I've ever seen a mink, I don't think. Other than around a woman's neck.

Jeanne said...

Such a beautiful little animal and how awesome that you got the chance to photograph it!

cieldequimper said...

Love at first sight for me...

Jo said...

Oh that mink is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Linda W. said...

How cool to spot this mink, and how wonderful the little guy posed for you.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures.
Nice observation.
I've never seen one in the wild.
Have a good weekend.

Debbie said...

what a cutie-pie!!!! love that face!!

Montanagirl said...

Awesome! That's a great find, and terrific photos!

William Kendall said...

Quite a beautiful critter. I've never seen one in the wild. Otters, yes, but not these.

VP said...

You are an amazing photographer!

Ginny said...

WOW!!!! He is CUTE! But he needs to hide all the time so he does not turn into a coat. Are there restrictions on mink hunting now? Thanks to you and your husband for a rare treat today!

Sylvia K said...

You are an amazing photographer indeed!!! Love this little guy! What a cutie!! Thanks for a great smile to start my day/weekend, as always!! Hope you have a great one!!

Taken For Granted said...

I am surprised you were able to get these intimate portraits of a wild mink. These animals are usually quite shy. That first image is stunning.

eileeninmd said...

Cute critter and a great sighting.. I have never seen one before.. Great photos.. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Linda M. Carmean said...

Just love this encounter! What great photos!

RedPat said...

The only wild one I have seen was running about the ferry docks while I was waiting to go to the Toronto Islands. He was an urban mink foraging for food! ;-)

Rose said...

They are just so darn cute!

carolann said...

Cute face nice fur. Great picture.

Jack said...

That is very cool, EG. I don't think I have ever seen a live mink.

DeniseinVA said...

Wow, Sandra from Mad Snapper told me about your Mink. Absolutely adorable and great photos!

Kathy said...

How exhilarating to capture a photo of an elusive creature that is not often seen in public!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Awe, so cute! Don't you just want to give that round face a great big hug? You and hubby are sooo lucky. Thanks taking such great pictures of it.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Wonderful pictures, well done, such a cute chap or girl of course..

Stephanie said...

Awesome shots! You captured him beautifully.

Norma Ruttan said...

what a cutie! I'm glad that I never owned a mink coat.

Stewart M said...

Nice shots.

These were a feral pest back in the UK when I was a kid - not a popular animal.

Seeing a wild one, that would be different.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Ruth Hiebert said...

He has a sweet face.

diane b said...

Wow How lucky to come across him and he giving you a pose too. I don't think I've ever seen a Mink before .

Randy said...

What a cutie.

Malyss said...

what a cute little guy !

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome shots! It's a cute critter.

Jenny said...

He certainly is lovely and shiny.
Great shots. Not an animal that is seen very often.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a beautiful animal. I am no member of PETA but the mink's coat looks better on him than anybody else.

Felicia said...

cute little fellow.

Janie said...

Great photos! I've never seen a live mink. It's so cute. Seems horrible that my mom's generation proudly sported their mink stoles and coats...

NatureFootstep said...

there are Minks in Sweden but I have never ever seen them up close like this. Only like a shadow far off . Thanks for sharing. :)

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

well captured !

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