Could a mink kill an adult 'scovy?

taraann81

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I lost 2 ducks in 2 days and saw the culprits. 2 mink at the side of the creek.

I am not going to allow my young ones to free range until I have caught them.

Do you think my adult scovies will be safe? Or should I try ro confine them as well?

Thanks
 

Crayonsmom

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Yep. I'd say a mink could definately kill one of them. Last year we lost all of out duckies to a skunk.
Even after trying to catch the culprit. I'd keep them confined just in case.
 

taraann81

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Thanks. I hope I catch one of them tonight. Poor ducks. I am hoping to catch and release but I wonder how far is far enough when I release them. There is a wildlife reserve about 5 miles away. I'm hoping that will be far enough so they don't come back.
 

taraann81

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No I didn't have a chance to inspect the bodies. But I saw the last rouen floating right by the mink. It looks like they have an old muskrat hole and the duck was right by the entrance to the hole.
 

keeperofthehearth

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podunk... I mean Wabash, IN
EEEK! Hope you catch the critters & sorry for your loss.

I hope to never see a mink or weasel anywhere close to our place.
I forgot to secure one of our broody Scovies last night. She's in the carport nesting in a dog house and I usually secure the doorway since we have trouble w/coons. Had a scare this a.m. when I went to open up and found I'd forgotten to close up. I can't see Beth but asked if she was O.K. and she peeped/whistled at me so I lucked out last night.
 

taraann81

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well I haven't caught a mink but I did catch a huge opossum last night. Glad to get him out of here, I know they like to eat eggs. Poor guy, he looks like an old fellow lots of scars and battle wounds all over his face.
 

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