American mink

American mink

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Caption: American mink (Mustela vison). The American mink is a predatory mustelid which feeds on a variety of prey including amphibians, fish, insects and birds. They have been introduced to mainland Europe and the UK, where they are blamed for the decline of a number of species including wildfowl in Europe and the water vole in the UK. American mink inhabit burrows in river banks. They are trapped and farmed for their fur. Photographed in Surrey, UK.

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