Mink Spotted on the Axe

There is a newly arrived mink living in the River Axe in Wookey Hole. No. It’s not a small otter, a weasel or a stoat. It’s been seen at very close range. It’s certainly a mink. It’s also left a trail of destruction in it’s wake.

A load of now departed chickens and pet rabbits, (housed in a fox proof pen, but not mink proof apparently), plus some now departed moorhens etc.

Be aware if you keep any sort of livestock near the river that it is about. Efforts are being made to trap it humanely as mink are classed as a pest.


Sid, Glencot House.

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Mink attacking Gannet.  Photo by John Anderson, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 (UK) Licence

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