American Mink Neovison vison
- Medium sized mammal with short legs
- Body fur is dark brown with a small white patch under the chin.
- Tail length is about 50% of the head and body length combined
- Head has small rounded brown ears
- Face is dark brown
Mink can be found in and near wetland habitats.
Other identification clues
Mink droppings smell very unpleasant. They are between 60-80mm long and 10mm thick. They are found near water and contain fur, feathers and bones.
The toes on a mink footprint have a star shape. The toe pads and claws often print together in a 'tear' shape.