We have Mink!

I was in my boat a couple of days ago, coming through the cut between Snake and Coyote Islands in The Oxbow, when I noticed a small animal swimming across from one island to the other. As I got closer I got a really good look and peered into this really cute little face. By the time I realised I should be taking photos, this little guy was swimming away from me, so I wasn’t able to photograph his face.mink

However, a quick search on Wiki soon confirmed that this was indeed a mink.

I found a better photo on the NYS Parks website


Cute eh!   And he’s a regular here too.  It’s so good to see that these native animals are doing well in this area.


Author: Mike Caswell

I live in Fairport, and my home is at The Oxbow section of The Erie Canal. I fish, have a pontoon boat and like messing in boats. (see www.mud-skipper.com). I'm retired and enjoy every day living here with my wife Carol and our two dogs.

One thought on “We have Mink!”

  1. I’ve seen mink along the canal a few times this summer & last! Cute critters, and fairly bold…they are not bothered by people or boats.


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