If you have the privilege of getting close to a mink, it’ll stink. But don’t let the smell scare you off. These fierce, wide-ranging members of the weasel tribe offer fine entertainment to those who watch them. (Mink May Stink, But They’re Fun To Watch – mountainlake.org.)
A mink family has inhabited our waterfront off and on over the last few years, but I still learned plenty from this podcast. In fact, I’d never even realized that mink stink!
Here’s an excerpt from a post that I shared on Rosslyn Redux on July 12, 2012 after managing to film a mink on my mobile phone.
I noticed an energetic mink playing around on the rocks. I froze.
Would he vanish if he saw me?
He continued to explore the rock pile undisturbed…
For several minutes I stood motionless, and then I started taking slow steps toward the boat whenever he turned away. Eventually I realized that he wasn’t concerned with me at all. I unsnapped the boat cover and fumbled around in the failing light for my camera. The mink continued to play. (Rosslyn Redux)
Here’s the mink video.
If you learned something new from Ed Kwanze’s podcast, he has a whole lot more to teach you. Check out the following resources from the original post, Mink May Stink, But They’re Fun To Watch on mountainlake.org:
- [You] might also like Curiously Adirondack, our digital online video series exploring the wild, weird, and wondrous Adirondack Mountains and the people who call them home. Check it out by clicking here.
- Listen to the All Things Natural with Ed Kanze podcast each week on mountainlake.org. You can also subscribe in iTunes or by clicking here.
- Check out All Things Natural on Pinterest by clicking here.
- Visit the official Ed Kanze website by clicking here.
- Click here to read Ed’s biography.
- American Mink Photo By Larry Master at masterimages.org.
- Theme music written and performed by Josh Clement.
- See more of Producer Josh Clement’s work at mountainlake.org/bn.