JohnBob: Florida Everglades Mink
On my trips into the Everglades, and in search of exotic areas, animals, and plants I was lucky to have stumble onto a few Minks. An Everglades Mink sighting is a very rare thing in Florida. You have a better chance of seeing Swamp Ape (Florida Big Foot), than seeing this creature in the wild.
Florida Mink is a member of the weasel family, and considered to be on “threatened” status by the Florida Committee on Rare Endangered Plants and Animals. Minks live near rivers, lakes, and marshes throughout North America. These small creatures have small heads, beady eyes, and are very alert. Minks are sleek with chocolate brown colored fur, and move like lightning with their webbed toes, which help them swim and capture food in water. I had the chance to observe Minks on a few trips in the wild, and even watch the interaction of a Mink den for a period of time. On other trips I was able to watch Minks gather food, fight off bigger animals like Raccoon’s, and avoid Cotton Mouth snakes. Like the weasels, Minks are fierce fighters, and will attack prey much larger than themselves.
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