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The Poser (Mink) by Kathy Baccari

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This is an American Mink, not to be confused with the European Mink. Their are often are strong reactions to the Mink, many feeling that they should be shot on sight. In the United Kingdom Mink have destroyed much of the wildlife, however what most don’t understand it is mans interference that has caused this problem – not the Mink.

The preferred diet of the Mink is fish and eel and water snakes. During the years when Mink fur was the fashion, man started up Mink farms and breeding them for the price their fur brought. This farms existed in large numbers throughout Europe and Great Britain. When environment agencies stepped in, many of this farms were simply abandoned and the domestic Mink forged out in to the wild in large numbers. There was not enough of their preferred diet to sustain such a large population and the Mink began to have an enormous impact on all forms wildlife. Otherwise put, Nature was sent out of balance.

Here is the Carolina’s on the east coast of the United States, Mink were all but hunted out (not unlike our Ivory Billed Woodpeckers which are now thought to be extinct) for their much sought after fur. It was only 3 years ago that South Carolina re-introduced the American Mink and their numbers are slowly building.

Photo taken in the wild at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, USA.

Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon 70 – 300mm Full Zoom
ISO: 400

FEATURES
1. Featured In THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT, OR AS WE MISSED IT – Sept. 26, 2011.
2. Featured in ALL CREATURES GREAT GREAT AND SMALL – Sept. 26, 2011.
3. Featured In GEMS – Sept. 27, 2011.
4. Featured In LOVE THESE CREATURES – Sept. 28, 2011.
5. Featured In CLOSEUPS IN NATURE – October 18, 2011.
6. Featured In 300+ GO LONG – October 23, 2011.

Thank you for viewing my work. All comments and favorites are appreciated. Because of time, I am unable to respond to comments, but will visit your galleries in return.

*Blessings, Kathy :)

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  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you so much POPs for this wonderful honor. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisabout 3 years ago

    Great photo of the mink and I love the look on its face,,,, Rick

  • Thank you so much for your very kind comment. It is much appreciated. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

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    NatureGreeting...about 3 years ago

    Soooooo SWEET!!!! FAVED!!!!!!

  • Thank you so much for your very kind comment. It is much appreciated. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • Thank you so much for your very kind comment. It is much appreciated. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123about 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much Elaine for this wonderful privilege. It is such an honor. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

  • Kat Simmons
    Kat Simmonsabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture, definitely a fav!

  • Thank you so much for your very kind comment. It is much appreciated. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchabout 3 years ago

    wonderful capture Kathy

  • Thank you so much for your very kind comment. It is much appreciated. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

  • Franklin Lindsey
    Franklin Lindseyabout 3 years ago

    beautiful creature and a lovely portrait of her.

  • Thank you so much for your very kind comment. It is much appreciated. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

  • imagetj
    imagetjabout 3 years ago

    Oh man so cute

  • Thank you so much for your very kind comment. It is much appreciated. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 3 years ago


    Wonderful work !!! Bravo!!!
    Your host, Deb
    September 27, 2011

  • Thank you so much Deb for this awesome feature. It is such an honor and deeply appreciated. :)

    – Kathy Baccari

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