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and short sightiness ,keep perfectly still and they wont notice you

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you


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Do they REALLY need trapping?

In a word, yes.


Removal at any rate whether by live trapping, killing, teleporting, whatever.


Just make sure you don't handle a live one unless you have more fingers than you need.

" My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!" - Harry Truman, 33rd US President

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Two mink stories.


On the Upper Medway saw a mink chase and catch a moorhen. When it caught the moorhen, the mink dived into the water with it and held it under till it drowned.


Dangerous ? never mind the teeth, watch out for the skunk-like reaction if cornered.


We once chased, cornered and killed a mink, using stout sticks. The guy that delivered the killing blow also copped a dose of the scent gland on his jacket.


The smell was so bad we wouldn't allow him in the car - so he had to walk home. Lots of washings needed to get rid of the scent, but he made himself a Davy Crockett hat out of the mink's skin.



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World species 471 : UK species 105 : English species 95 .

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"Nothing matters very much, few things matter at all" - Plato

...only things like fresh bait and cold beer...

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A mad mink on the Medway made it's home on a prepared angling swim.


It had this habit of attacking brolleys!


The club advice was to stuff a bait bucket down it's hole to keep him trapped.


I was told that mink only live around 2 years, and being fiercely territorial, the primary cause of death for most mink is an encounter with another mink.


Tight Lines - leon

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(i'v seen a crow land in the water to get a dead fish and struggle to the bank)

They were catching live ones from my garden pond last year.


Extra strands of anti-Heron line around the edge stopped them this year.

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