Ding, Dong, The Mink is DEAD!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by swampducks, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Which old mink?

    The one that killed my puddle ducks last summer and then started in on my muscovies 2 weeks ago.

    It's not a great win, because both MR and Mrs Duck are gone as is their last 9 hatched ducklings. The ducklings and their 3 older siblings were being kept in the garage at night and unfortunately Thanksgiving night one corner of the garage door was slightly up and the nasty critter got in and went to town. DH and I, of course, happened to be spending the night elsewhere and when he came home around 9 am the next day to feed the birds he found the carnage. The 3 older birds were okay, they could fly and apparently spent the night flying all over to high shelves, etc whenever the mink tried to corner them. He released them outside and slammed the door the rest of the way in the forlorn hope he trapped the mink in the garage.

    I came home the next day with a live trap baited with raw venison and put it by the garage door where it had gotten in.

    Guess what I found in it 5 hours later?!! YES!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe it because everything I heard it wouldn't go after dead meat. We figured it was hungry and frustrated being trapped in the garage for 24 hours with no live food or dead ducklings. The mink was hissing and baring it's teeth, what a loathsome creature!

    It was not long for this world, however. I gave the carcass to DH and here you can see the current state of the mink.

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    I know there are more minks out there and eventually I'll have the problem again but I'm hoping not till my flock increases. I've got one female and 2 male 'scovies left.
     
  2. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Sorry you lost so many birds - and good luck on winning this battle!
     
  3. Rooster#3

    Rooster#3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is DH
     
  4. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Rooster#3 :

    what is DH

    Darling, dear, dang husband, your pick.

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  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Dear god! Look at those teeth! [​IMG]
     
  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Wow - [​IMG] - those ARE some teeth! Sorry about your loss but glad you got it!!!!
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Good catch! [​IMG]
     
  8. Ibicella

    Ibicella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful skull! I hope you get a nice pair of earmuffs out of the fur!
     
  9. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Quote:OOOOO cool idea. Make more sense than the one glove I could make out of it! [​IMG]
     
  10. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    Good deal, one less nasty pred out there. Glad you won this one!
     

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