American Mink

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The American Mink is a small, dark-coloured mammal that is found throughout North America. They are closely related to otters and ferrets, and share many of the same characteristics.

The American Mink is a carnivore, and prefers to eat small aquatic animals such as fish, frogs, and crayfish. They are also known to eat rodents, birds, and eggs.

Minks live in a variety of habitats including forests, wetlands, and along the banks of rivers and streams. They are excellent swimmers and can dive underwater to catch their prey.

Minks have brown fur with black markings on their head, back, and sides. They are about 18-24 inches long (including the tail), and weigh between 2 and 4 pounds.

Minks are solitary animals, and only come together to mate. They are excellent climbers, and often build their dens in trees.

Minks are a very important part of the ecosystem, and play a vital role in controlling the populations of aquatic rodents.

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Geeky Facts about the American Mink

Fact 1

It is an active predator, feeding on anything it is big enough to catch.

Fact 2

They are strictly territorial, with males occupying exclusive ranges of 1-6 km in length.

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They are primarily solitary animals, with males being particularly intolerant of one another.

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