How better to describe a brief encounter with a mink. It was approximately five minutes.
Having reviewed these current photos with those taken last year, I am left with the impression that this is not the same female mink as seen in previous years. And this latest mink bears a strong resemblance to Momma Mink's female offspring from last year, who I named "Little Girl". It may also explain why her schedule and hunting habits have changed. Only time (and more photos) will tell.
In any event, it was thrilling to catch my first close-up glimpses of a mink for 2021. Keep up the fishing of those invasive species, little mink! :)
PHOTO #1 - "UP FROM THE DEPTHS Of ROCKS"
PHOTO #2 - "NOW THAT'S A LONG FACE"
PHOTO #3 - "WHAT'S UP?"
PHOTO #4 - "FIVE MINUTES IN AND WE ARE ALREADY BORED"
PHOTO #5 - "LOOKING FOR FISH IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES"
PHOTO #6 - "THIS IS CLOSE TO A PHANTOM MASK WITH A 'STINK EYE' THROWN IN"
PHOTO #7 - "THE SWIM EXIT"