American Mink Neovison vison
Mammalia > Carnivora > Mustelidae
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An agile hunter being spotted along the shores of ponds and rivers in larger parks around Montreal. American Mink is a semi aquatic species and swims and dives in the water.
How to Identify
I identify the American Mink by its brown to dark brown fur and its thin, elongated body shape. When observing it swimming at larger distance, it looks very similar to a beaver or muskrat. Fortunately, the fashion of swimming is different as it lacks the typical tail movement of beavers or muskrats.
Where When to Spot
I saw American Minks in two parks around Montreal: Rapids Park Lachine and Park de la Frayere. The animal can be active during the day and with a bit luck you can observe it hunting for birds and smaller mammals.
|2019-05-09||Parc de la Frayère|
|2018-04-14||Parc de la Frayère|
|2018-03-31||Parc de la Frayère|
|2018-03-31||Parc des Rapides|
|2017-05-27||Parc de la Frayère|
|2017-04-29||Parc des Rapides|