- Average 2-6 young born in April - May.
- Young are born blind and helpless, covered in coat of fine, short, silvery-white hair.
- Den is usually under roots of a tree near water, hole in the bank of a stream, house of muskrats that they have evicted or killed.
- Chiefly nocturnal and solitary except when in family groups.
- Excellent swimmer typically found around stream banks and lake shores.
- Tireless wanderers traveling several miles in search of food.
Physical Characteristics of Minks
- Average size 19-36 inches in length, including a 6-8 in. tail.
- Average weight 1-3 lbs.
- Fur is dark chestnut brown with occasional white spots on chin, throat and abdomen.
- Pelage is soft and dense overlaid with longer, blackish guard hairs.
- Weasel-like carnivore.
- Eat small mammals, birds, eggs, frogs, crawfish, fish, reptiles and amphibians.