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1 Species ID Suggestions

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 10 years ago
European mink
Mustela lutreola European Mink


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tami_c
tami_c 10 years ago

@shebebusynow> thank you for your suggestions :)

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 10 years ago

Ferrets and minks are very closely related (they can even interbreed I've heard), but the minks tend to be a bit heavier and don't have the markings, they're just dark brown. Minks tend to stay near waterways, but I've seen them a mile from any water. The ferret native to your area would be Mustela putorius, which I don't believe has a completely dark color phase.

tami_c
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tami_c

Mures, Romania

Spotted on Mar 12, 2011
Submitted on Mar 12, 2011

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