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Mink: Meaner than a junkyard dog!

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by Cecil, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Got a mink in a live trap and he got away by bitting into and severing one of the steel wires! I know it was a mink because he left some of his fur behind. (See picture below)

    I've trapped a lot of muskrat out of my ponds but am new to trapping mink and this one is a monster (I've seen him twice). I have had several 110 conibears tripped too. (Although I can't be sure those are all due to mink).

    Here's a picture of the cage and the damage. To the left of the fur is the hole facing down (also was dug out into the ground ) and to the left of that is a bulge facing out which means it was the mink not another animal trying to get in at the mink.


    Perhaps no surprise to those of you that have more experience with mink but this surprised me.
  2. tomdes

    tomdes Me my dear and Fall BAZZ!!!

    Yah, they are little bastards...

  3. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    Here’s his freakin large cousin taking on a reindeer.


    I tried raising some mink as a kid. When I put a male and female together it was like putting two Tasmanian devils together.
  4. torka

    torka Member

    Used to trap alot of them when i had a bait shop. Built a plywood tube about 8 to 10 inches square about 18 inches long. Close off one end solid and close other end with a piece of plywood with a hole the same size as your conibear. Throw a minnow or two in the far end of the box. Good night Irean. Old timer taught me this and it worked like a dream.
  5. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Called a "cubby trap" and I just built two of them baited wth salmon. No activity seen for days around the ponds but it's been below zero and the ponds are locked up tight.
  6. Maybe the mink got stuck and another critter pulled it out.
  7. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Possible. I thought of that.