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Saturday, January 11, 2014


Here's a local animal I've seen several times over the last few years but have never succeeded in capturing in a clear photograph. It's a Mink, the same animal that is used to make those fabulously expensive fur coats. Those I've seen have usually been creeping among large rocks on the shoreline as in these photos, often disappearing behind or beneath a large boulder. This one was photographed on Clover Point. I've also seen mink along the West Bay Walkway, and at Saxe Point and Esquimalt Lagoon. However usually the mink (always alone when I've seen one) was moving rapidly from one place to another. The one pictured here, for instance, was only visible for ten or 15 seconds.


William Kendall said...

Very typical. It's a swift moving animal, usually gone before you have a chance to grab the camera.

JoJo said...

I had no idea that there were mink in the Pac NW.

Stephanie said...

He is moving too fast but have seen them up close.