Minks & Weasels

Mink
Mink
Weasels
Weasels

Minks

The American Mink (Neovison vison) is a semi-aquatic furbearing animal that is common in Connecticut but rarely seen by human eyes. Mostly nocturnal by nature, the mink is a solitary and highly territorial creature. For it’s small size the mink is an incredible predator. It’s diet consists of frogs, crayfish, small rodents, muskrats and fish. It is not uncommon for wild mink to hunt and kill ducks.

Homeowners who live near natural mink habitat, those who also raise chickens or other poultry birds, do find these animals to be a nuisance at times. Mink are well known to devastate chicken coops and leave a trail of death and destruction in their path. If you believe you have a wild mink causing trouble on your property please call me 860-840-3237. I am happy to provide you with FREE services to trap and remove nuisance mink during the regulated fur trapping season. Outside of the regulated season, nuisance mink removal requires a special permit issued by a state DEEP biologist on a case by case basis. Please note that any trapping performed during the regulated season is done by myself as an individual fur trapper and is in no way connected to Problem Animals & Wildlife Services, LCC.

Weasels

There are two types of weasels common in Connecticut. The Long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata) and the Short-tailed weasel (Mustela erminea). Both are members of the family Mustelidae which includes skunks, marten, fisher, otter and mink. Similar to the mink, the weasel is an excellent predator and feeds mostly on small rodents. There have been situations, however, where weasels raid poultry coops causing death and destruction. Weasels will kill both large adult birds, hatchlings and even bite the tops off eggs. It is common for weasels to kill more than they can eat. If you believe you have a nuisance weasel causing problems on your property, please call me at 860-840-3237 to discuss the situation.