Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?

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Re: Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?

Post by Theroe » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:25 pm

bearbutt wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:15 pm
Theroe wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:35 pm

The mink(As are most mustelids) is a nasty, vicious critter....

........... nasty creatures, they deserve to be made into coats."

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Re: Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?

Post by Mike62 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:42 pm

It's a constant battle keeping the critters out of the chicken coop and the house as well. I've got a beautiful Ermine in the freezer; the cat got him under the kitchen sink.
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Re: Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?

Post by Theroe » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:35 am

:o WOW Mike - that must be one tough cat you have ..... my cat is mean and nasty, but I don’t think she’d be able to kill an ermine.
Ermine is a stoat ( short tailed weasel ) in its white winter coat....... they are beyond vicious, and kill just for the sake of killing.
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Re: Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?

Post by Mike62 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:50 pm

Theroe wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:35 am
:o WOW Mike - that must be one tough cat you have ..... my cat is mean and nasty, but I don’t think she’d be able to kill an ermine.
Ermine is a stoat ( short tailed weasel ) in its white winter coat....... they are beyond vicious, and kill just for the sake of killing.
He's a tough customer this cat. I never would have given a cat a snowballs chance in hell of beating one either until I watched it happen. The fight while brief, sounded vicious. Our barn cats are fairly homicidal in nature; I won't turn my back on a couple of them. This one though has some semblance of manners as well as being the biggest one of the bunch. He's allowed inside from time to time (actually, whenever he wants now). Old farm houses are full of wonderful little nooks and crannies where all sorts of critters seek winter refuge.
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Re: Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?

Post by hankaye » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:28 pm

Mike52, Howdy;

Maine Coon cats?

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Re: Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?

Post by Mike62 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:09 pm

hankaye wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:28 pm
Mike52, Howdy;

Maine Coon cats?

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Lol, he's not that big but he is pushing 15lb.s

...evil teeth. Eee-vil. I'm looking forward to using the Ermine fur. My neighbor is a trapper and has agreed to skin it out for me.
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Re: Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?

Post by hankaye » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:33 pm

Mike, Howdy;

If you track his DNA you might find some MCC showing up.
Those rascals don't take prisoners or hostages.

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Re: Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?

Post by REE04419 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:18 am

Maine Coon was my first thought as well, Hank. Possibly a Norwegian Forest Cat. We have a resident ermine that likes our yard. My wife puts out bird feeders that draws a ton of birds and red squirrels. Everything listed is ermine snacks. We spotted him after he had changed to his winter colors, but we had no snow. Now we spot him when that little black tail tip moves across the snow.
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Re: Lucky day...Is it a Mink or a Weasel?

Post by daringduffer » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:12 pm

I had a workmate who couldn't have guests. He had a mean cat who owned the whole family. This beast weighed 30lb and attacked visitors. The cat had followed him home from the forest, much smaller then.

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