Surprise Pop Up
Late today, just as we were leaving the salt marsh area, I caught some quick movement out of the corner of my eye. My first was…”what’s a squirrel doing down there?!?” But of course it wasn’t a squirrel, it was our pal the cute little mink scampering along among the dried reeds and oyster beds at the edge of the marsh.
At one point he hopped into the water, swam around for a bit (no doubt looking for a fish) then popped himself right back out again, easily dripping water off his coat.
In any case it was good to see our little buddy again. We just hope he knows enough to stay out of the nearby roadway.
I always get tickled at how in your area mink’s are cute – and they are cute. Who couldn’t love that face? Here they are renowned for killing chickens. To be fair though, they do keep the rodent population down, so they’re not all bad. What soulful eyes in that first photograph. Rather innocent looking, eh? 🙂
Wow, I never knew about them going after chickens, yikes!
In our area they mostly live close to the beach so fish would be their main diet, but I suppose they could attack ground nesting birds. Although I never heard of one taking a gull which are everywhere.
But yeah they do have that cute innocent thing going for them. 🙂
Superb sequence of shots Phil. Difficult to capture under the best of circumstances, but with unexpected pop ups?! Amazing work.
Thanks so much Nick and not only are these guys fast, but it was getting dark so this was all real high ISO stuff with the poor lighting conditions.
I appreciate you checking them out, thanks!
You captured his eyes perfectly, great shots!!!
Thanks much Ray, glad you liked the mink shots!
What a cute one! 🙂
Oh yeah, he’s a cutie!
Was für wünderschöne Bilder 🙂
Vielen Dank Ich bin glücklich, Ihnen diese Fotos gern
Che bellissima sorpresa, foto stupende.
Grazie Pat sono felice ti è piaciuto queste foto!
Wonderful shots. I don’t think ours sit for portraits.
Thanks for looking Victor, and believe it or not, I make a squeaky noise as you would to get a cat’s attention. Seems to work with these guys as well. 🙂
Great catch and amazing photos, Phil! Surprises are even better when they come with loads of cuteness! 😀
Oh you are 100% correct about that! We not only got a surprise but almost excessive cuteness! 😀
I’m glad that cute little buddy is back – haven’t seen him for awhile.
I was more than a little surprised to see this guy scampering around, I had not seen one in a while. Good thing a friend of our’s showed up that we talked to, because otherwise we would be gone. Sometimes things work out.
Eyes just like the little button eyes on a teddybear!
If they made a little stuffed animal out of these critters, I reckon they would be big sellers!
He’s such a cute little mink.
He sure is cute, I want to take him home.
What a sweetie!
He is a loveable little guy for sure! Thanks for looking.
That is one cute critter!!!!
I want to take him home! Wonder if the cat would like him?! 😉
Hmmmm….. I’m thinking that wouldn’t work