Mink are cute mammals with wonderful fur. There are two species of mink: European and North American. You know, they are related to weasels.
This amazing animal has a slim and very long body, and short legs. The body of the North American mink is 30 to 50 centimeters long. Its tail is 13 to 23 centimeters long. Adults may weigh up to 1.6 kilograms. The European mink is smaller. By the way, mink fur is normally brown, but cultivated varieties are available in white, black, silver-blue, and blue pelages.
These animals live near water, so they swim and dive well. They are active mostly at night. The animal is carnivore and hunts fishes, birds, insects, and small mammals. Coyotes, foxes, wolves, and owls eat mink. To tell the truth, when this animal feels threatened, it gives off a bad smell.