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I never saw this before

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I was on fishing creek this weekend and observed something I never saw before. There was a mother duck and her ducklings swimming along the bank below me and the Mother went crazy. She was up on her feet, frantically quacking and flapping her wings against the water. I continued to watch and saw the backside and tail of a furry animal as it was being chased from the water. Less then a minute later, I saw a mink running along the back with a duckling in its mouth....

Posted on: 2013/5/28 18:38


Re: I never saw this before

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How big was the mink? 18 inches?

Pretty cool sight if you ask me.

Posted on: 2013/5/28 18:44
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They ARE carnivores.

Posted on: 2013/5/28 18:47
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I believe it's called population control. Everything from bass to muskies and foxes enjoy them nice tender ducklings.

Posted on: 2013/5/28 18:51
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yup. i once saw a Pike take a canadian goose. it attacked it, rolled it then drowned it.

a couple of years later, they took a 39lb pike out of the same pond.

i think the two are related.


Posted on: 2013/5/28 19:13
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They should eat more Mergansers. :)

Posted on: 2013/5/28 19:24
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Re: I never saw this before

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The mink was about 18 inches long. I saw them on other parts of the creek with a trout in their mouth. Truth be told I would rather see them eat a duckling then a trout.

Don

Posted on: 2013/5/28 22:03


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Was the trout 18 inches long it was eating?

Posted on: 2013/5/28 22:03
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Mink are everywhere this time of year. Feeding the kits. Daytime and night time hunting to keep them fed.

Predators always have their young first so they can clean up the young of the others. Owls, foxes, etc...

Posted on: 2013/5/29 0:30


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That's cool, I love being in the right place at the right time to catch things like that.

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snapping turtles love them also, the take can be subtle or vicious.

Posted on: 2013/5/29 9:59


Re: I never saw this before

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SBecker,
The trout was small, probably 8-10".

Posted on: 2013/5/29 12:56


Re: I never saw this before

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Quote:

dsmith1427 wrote:
SBecker,
The trout was small, probably 8-10".


Sorry dsmith, I was actually referencing an old thread on here. Made myself laugh.

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Re: I never saw this before

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No problem, I'm glad I made you laugh!

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They can't eat all the duckling or trout.

Posted on: 2013/5/29 20:27
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