Friday, April 14, 2023

Mink Encounter

 I was doing my walkabout at Cedar Bog today. The spring blooms are fabulous, but they weren't my favorite views today.
While traipsing along the creek, I caught some movement in the foliage along the bank, and saw a mink carrying what I initially thought was a rodent. I stood still and watched as she delivered it to a burrow in the bank. 
She left immediately and returned with a second identical package.....and then repeated the trip with a third. 
I was thinking that she was bringing prey to a litter, perhaps Muskrat kits....but upon closer inspection once I arrived home, it became apparent that she was actually moving her cubs to a new den!