This morning I went up the beach to the north jetty area and was not there too long when this wet mink popped out from among the rocks and gave me a good looking over.
Right away it jumped back down and I knew it was scurrying along the jetty somewhere under the rocks. A short time later I saw the cute little guy briefly pop back up, sniff the air a few times, take another look at me, and then disappear back behind the rocks. I waited for a while hoping he would reappear and maybe jump in the water and grab a fish. I never did see the mink again but now that I know he is in that general area I will be sure to make a return visit and hopefully catch another sighting of the exceptionally cute mink!
WOW! This is great surprise to find him, dear Phil, at first time I see a different creature from your camera… So lovely, so beautiful… Especially second and last one fascinated me, looking eyes and his colours… Thank you, yes, always you make surprise but this was really great one. Have a nice weekend, love, nia
Thank you very much Nia, I’m very happy you like the cute little mink!
A beautiful creature, beautifully captured 😀
Thanks very much I appreciate your kind comments!
His fur is beautiful – and looks so good on him! Very cute. I look forward to more photos, Phil.
That fur really does look best right where it is, on our cute little friend. Thanks Deb! 🙂
How can anyone believe that a mink’s fur looks better on a human than on a mink? Great set of shots of a wonderful creature, Phil.
You are 100% correct about that Sid. That nice soft fur really does indeed look best right where it is, on our cute little friend.
Thanks for looking!
looks better on him how could anyone hurt beautiful creatures all wildlife should be protected all over the world.
A very handsome fellow. I’ll be interested to see if you spot him/her again. Suprisingly red-brown — I thought they were darker.
I plan to check for minks again soon out by the jetty. We used to see some along the causeway but they also got run over there so it’s best they stay far down the beach and out of trouble.
The first photo he was back lit but in the rest he was in full sun which really warmed him up nicely giving him that reddish look.
What a cute and very cooperative mink, Phil. He’s so gorgeous. 🙂
He really is a little cutie isn’t he?!? 😀
I love coming home from work, and sitting down to my computer, to see your great photos. I love this one! A great capture of a wonderful surprise! How lucky for us that you were there with your camera to capture this. Thank you!
Well I truly appreciate your visit and your very kind comments, thanks!
You have captured a unique personality…
These little guys do have some personality no question about it. Plus tons of cuteness!
I was little confused – if it’s not a gator or a bird where am I? Then I realized you added another amazing creature to your blog. Sweet.
Oh there must be a gator in there somewhere, I’ll have to look closer.
Nope, you are right, no gator no bird.
Humm… well glad you figured you were in the right place after all and enjoyed seeing this cool little guy.
A very cute little creature, excellent shots.
He sure is cute Jan, thanks.
Beautiful Phil!! It’s got to be a treat to catch a shot of these guys!! Thanks for sharing!! Ralph and I want to wish you and Alyce a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Maybe once things calm down in 2014, the four of us can ‘try’ to get together!!
Great to see you here Connie and I appreciate your very kind comments about my photos. Thanks a million!
We had one of them set up housekeeping in a spare chimney pipe in the Utah desert one time. I suspect he might have been an escapee from some of the nearby mink farms. The brother-in-law actually hand fed it some meat. I was afraid he was going to lose some fingers. They are FAST!
Not only are they fast but they have super sharp teeth. Losing a finger is a real possibility I expect. 😯
Beautiful to look at! Unfortunately, the ones released from farms in the UK have decimated the natural wildlife in this country. So cruel to breed them for their fur, which never looks anything like as good on people as it does on this little creature!
I agree. It is horrible that they raise them for coats or anything else. Such a shame.
That nice soft fur certainly looks much better on the little mink for sure Maggie.
Right now we have bigger problems with the cormorants eating all the fish and leaving nothing behind for other wildlife.
I sympathise! The little lake near us, where Kevin fishes, is visited regularly by cormorants and they take so many fish!
They are so cute.
Yes, this is just fabulous that you caught Mr. Mink in your eye and lens! Thank you for sharing this with all of us. I had no idea there was a mink at HBSP. I will be on the look out for him.
Hey thanks very much for checking these out Pat and glad you enjoyed the mink photos!
What a cute guy! I love his curious expression! Such detail on his fur in the photograph – beautiful! 🙂
He really is a super cute little guy and I have actually made little noises like you would to get a cat to look at you and this can sometimes work for minks too. Yes they are quite curious. 🙂
Phil I was just reading UHH’s and saw your post of the mink. I think this little fellow is so cute thanks for hiking out to the jetties to take these. That is why you are a one of a kind fellow.
Thanks you very much for looking and commenting Geri I appreciate it greatly.
It’s not too often to see these little guys in the wild. Excellent series.
It’s been much less often then I used to see them but it’s for the best I think. They are better off being way up the beach and not near any vehicle traffic where they can get hit.
Glad you liked these shots David.
E’ bellissimooooooooo, wowww che sorpresa queste magnifiche foto del visone 🙂
Sono molto felice ti è piaciuto le foto di visone!
Yes, he is cute, especially when he is dry 🙂
Oh he is plenty cute all right, plus he sure did dry off nicely didn’t he?!? 🙂
Looks like a cross between an otter and a squirrel. Nice piccies.
Thanks for checking these out and glad you liked them.
Oh he is too adorable !!
Oh yeah he is a real cutie! That little patch of white under his chin is quite attractive. 🙂
He’s a cutie. Beautiful images.
Yeah he is a real cutie and they are fun to watch and photograph. Quick little buggers though.
Awesome Phil! But I can’t believe the things you show us! He are very nice to share these with us!!
Thanks so much Erv, Glad to know you enjoyed seeing the cute little mink!
He knows how to move in front a camera… 🙂
Minks have such cute little faces. its nice seeing them running around in the wild where they belong.