A "Herd" of Mink? Story & Video

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Well, that IS your Blog/Web-site... I heard/herd that it is a COLONY of Minks... try "herding" 'em, once! LOL!

Earlier today someone replied that they thought it would be called, "a company." :dontknow::laughing7:
But "colony" makes sense.
 

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Brother OV...I am confused. What has an eight year old thread about a Herd of Mink (with a deceased link in the op) got to do with future exploration of a cool looking cove?
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Bigscoop hasn't been on site for a month, but the answer is that other than breeding mink are solitary critters, so they don't have a designation like herds, gaggle's, congress's, clutches, packs or colonies.
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Brother OV...I am confused. What has an eight year old thread about a Herd of Mink (with a deceased link in the op) got to do with future exploration of a cool looking cove? View attachment 2080039 View attachment 2080022

Bigscoop hasn't been on site for a month, but the answer is that other than breeding mink are solitary critters, so they don't have a designation like herds, gaggle's, congress's, clutches, packs or colonies. View attachment 2080025
It was supposed to go in "random picture thread" whoops
Delete i will....:BangHead:
 

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Earlier today someone replied that they thought it would be called, "a company." :dontknow::laughing7:
But "colony" makes sense.

... but the answer is that other than breeding mink are solitary critters, so they don't have a designation like herds, gaggle's, congress's, clutches, packs or colonies. View attachment 2080025

We have them in the park behind our house, which has a river and lake network. Escapees from farming for furs which are now breeding in the wild.

It's correct that mink are highly territorial and largely solitary. Even when farmed, they need to be individually caged like battery hens. However, in addition to what happens during the breeding season itself, they stay together for a while in the wild as family groups that can contain up to about five youngsters. Not usually beyond about 10 months.

The collective name is a "company" or, less commonly, a "richness" (at least over here in the UK).
 

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