Snow and Minks - UPDATE January 18, 2020

New MinkNew Mink The snow on the mailboxes is 27 ½ inches from the top of the tallest mailbox (on the left) up to the top of the pile.

Stripe showed us more about the snow. It was too soft to stay on top, so she plowed through, finally tunneling through it to emerge by the door.

A few hours later, another mink arrived with white down his or her throat and chest. Neither Peggy nor I can remember this mink, so it’s not just that I’m losing my memory at 80. (She’s 78, so maybe she’s no better.) The mink was a little skittish but took bologna from our hands and looked for it in usual places. We’re calling him or her New Mink for now until someone comes up with a name.

Chickadees showed how fluffy the snow was by landing with their wings spread to keep from sinking and by scattering a cloud of flakes when they flew up.


New Mink standingNew Mink standing Mink StripeMink Stripe
Chickadee LandingChickadee Landing Snow on mailboxesSnow on mailboxes Chickadee LandingChickadee Landing

Thank you for all you do.
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center