It was early afternoon when Mink #2 now named "George" appeared from the top of the creek. He scampered down (Photo #1 - Photo #5) and then took up the fishing spot where his mother (LG) caught her Prussian Carp. (See Blog of August 12, 2021, "The Fishing Derby".)
It is part of the overhanging bank where the fish apparently like to hide in the shallows and it was probably the first real opportunity I have had to photograph a mink hunting/fishing. Generally, they are in and out of water so quickly and when they are submerged, they look like "mud puppies".
Unfortunately, George was not successful. He tried where there is a small run-off of the water from the creek (Photo #6 - Photo #8) and re-emerged onto the rocks (Photos #9 - #10). And then off he went back upstream and into the grasses where he disappeared.
Generally in the past, from what I have seen with his mother and grandmother, this little creek is usually the last stop before heading home, from the big ponds. So hopefully, Curious George had already had his fill of fish and was just looking for a quick top up!
As time passes, I will probably still see LG (Little Girl or Mink Mum) occasionally but generally the offspring spread out and find their own territories. So I traced down a new mink "wishing" area to supplement my obsession, having seen a mink briefly there last year! I think because the fishing area is huge, it will be more of a "hit and miss" viewing. However, there will be a future blog featuring the latest mink "Notcho" and all will come clear why this latest mustelid has been named "Notcho".