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Captured in the marsh, at Oak Hammock Marsh north of Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada….I could not believe my eyes, when this little fellow came right out of the grass and actually looked at me for a few minutes…Better seen enlarged HERE BTW.

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3I 18.0 MP CMOS, w Sigma 150mm-500mm Zoom Lens exp 6.3, TV Shutter speed 1/500, ISO500 Focal Length 403mm.

Mink (mustela vison)
Length: head and body, 12 – 20 in; tail 5 – 9in.
What to look for: long, slim body; fur dark red-brown, except for small pale area on the chin and scattered white spots on the underside.
Habitat: along rivers, streams, and lakes, and occasionally in marshes. They are never far from water.

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The World As We See It, Or As You Missed It…30 April 2012

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    He is so cute, great capture Larry.

    Cheers Jude

  • Good Morning Jude
    I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • NewfieKeith
    NewfieKeithover 2 years ago

    Great Find Larry..Awesome Capture !!

  • Good Morning Keith
    I appreciate acceptance, your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago


    30 April 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Good Morning
    I appreciate acceptance…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • CanyonWind
  • Good Morning Pop,s
    I appreciate the feature
    I am honored, and delighted…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Wonderful find and capture, Larry!

  • Good Morning Dot
    I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Ray
    I appreciate acceptance

    – Larry Trupp

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 2 years ago

    Congrats on the feature.
    Nice one, Larry !

  • Good Morning Jan
    I appreciate your comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

  • Thanks Francis
    I appreciate acceptance

    – Larry Trupp

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRoseover 2 years ago

    Great capture, though I understand that they can be quite viscious, so it is as well that you did not try to stroke it! Mink are not natural in the British Isles. Unfortunately some years ago a well intentioned animal rights person realeased large numbers of them from a mink farm into the wild, as a result of which our native water vole has been displaced. I am dead against fur for fashion and all forms of animal cruelty, but this was not a wise action. All that has resulted is that another creature has been placed at risk.

  • Good Morning Kathryn
    I totally agree with comments BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    Great image, these guys are very shy so it is a rare event to get an image of one.

  • Good Morning Folks
    I appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

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