Something One Doesn’t See Every Day (By David Brown)

There’s certainly something to be said for walking, especially early in the morning.  This morning, when I was out for my daily walk, I noticed this little dark, almost black, head with beady eyes poking out through the grass along the edge of the road.  It was watching me intently as I approached.  I was puzzled as to what it was, as I certainly wasn’t thinking in terms of what it eventually turned out to be.  As I got a little closer I thought to myself, could that be a mink?  That suspicion turned out to be correct, as there was no doubt whatsoever what it was, when it eventually turned tail and scurried down into the ditch.

It’s been a long time since the only other time that I saw a mink that close, other than in animal parks.  I’m now officially a senior, and that other time was when I was waiting for the school bus when a mink walked to within ten metres of me (as I stood as still as possible) before he saw me and beat a fast retreat.

I’m curious.  Have others seen mink around Lochaber?  If you have, how about adding your mink story or stories in the comments section below.

Mink

Mink

Weasel (summer)

Weasel (summer)

Weasel (winter)

Weasel (winter)

Fisher (rare)

Fisher (rare)

Martin (very rare)

Martin (very rare)

Otter

Otter

One Response to Something One Doesn’t See Every Day (By David Brown)

  1. Donna Taylor Gunn says:

    Hi David I have seened mink often at the lake.

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