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« on: 09/01/2009 05:47:08 »




I'm in St. Simons, Georgia.  I saw this little fellow running along the beach.
Am I right in assuming that it is a mink?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 09/01/2009 08:23:34 »
It looks very much like a mink to me. These were introduced to the UK for their fur, and inevitably got into the local countryside, where they are considered a pest since they out-compete the indigenous wildlife.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 09/01/2009 08:28:52 »
Which part of the UK is Georgia?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 09/01/2009 09:37:53 »
Which part of the UK is Georgia?
That would be the old west end.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 09/01/2009 09:40:01 »
It looks very much like a mink to me. These were introduced to the UK for their fur, and inevitably got into the local countryside, where they are considered a pest since they out-compete the indigenous wildlife.
Thanks, he was about 16 inches in length, and stealing bait from a fisherman's bucket.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 09/01/2009 09:47:15 »
Which part of the UK is Georgia?

I didn't ever say that there was a link! Only that mink were introduced to the UK...
 

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« Reply #6 on: 09/01/2009 10:10:14 »
dentstudent - Sorry, I was just bein' 'clever'!

I can't see a picture on my browser - is there one?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 09/01/2009 10:21:12 »
dentstudent - Sorry, I was just bein' 'clever'!
No worries me old chum!
I can't see a picture on my browser - is there one?

The photo keeps disappearing from mine too....
 

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« Reply #8 on: 09/01/2009 10:44:00 »
AllenG - is this a photo you took?  If so, as long as you're willing to give us permission to use it elsewhere on the site (should we have an article about mink, for example) then I'll hot it on our website and embed it into your above post.  This should avoid the issues of people not being able to see it (as I can't either).

edit - Image working for me now, if everyone else can see it then problem averted, nevermind.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 09/01/2009 12:56:07 »
Still no image for me. I can't 'imag(in)e' why.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 09/01/2009 13:04:37 »
Still no image for me. I can't 'imag(in)e' why.
The image has gone again for me too, but when I went into "Reply" and scrolled down, it was visible.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 09/01/2009 13:05:09 »
It returned after I posted that last message too....curious.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 09/01/2009 13:06:11 »
Lily the Mink...

This is the photo from the first post....
 

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« Reply #13 on: 09/01/2009 14:28:11 »
I'd say mink too - even with a still it has the jizz.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 09/01/2009 14:42:37 »
I'd say mink too - even with a still it has the jizz.

??? What's "the jizz"? Am I missing something?
 

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« Reply #15 on: 09/01/2009 14:57:54 »
AllenG - is this a photo you took?  If so, as long as you're willing to give us permission to use it elsewhere on the site (should we have an article about mink, for example) then I'll hot it on our website and embed it into your above post.  This should avoid the issues of people not being able to see it (as I can't either).

edit - Image working for me now, if everyone else can see it then problem averted, nevermind.
Ben, thanks for the offer.  I so hate my image server.
For future reference, y'all (The Naked Scientists)  may use any of my images that I post here (Naked Science Forum) as y'all see fit.


« Last Edit: 09/01/2009 16:55:06 by AllenG »
 

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« Reply #16 on: 09/01/2009 19:14:43 »
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??? What's "the jizz"? Am I missing something?

Jizz is that undefinable thing about a person, say, who you know and can identify at considerable distance even though you can't make out any detail. It can be the way they walk, generally move or sit.

Shakespeare identified it in Julius Caesar: "...yonder Cassius, I know him by his gait".

Ornithologists use it a lot and there it means how a bird moves as itwalks, feeds, flies and everything that makes up its general character.

Jizz can be instantly appreciated but its meaning only understood by experience. The story goes that the word is a contraction of 'just is'.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 15/01/2009 16:32:06 »
It looks very much like a mink to me. These were introduced to the UK for their fur, and inevitably got into the local countryside, where they are considered a pest since they out-compete the indigenous wildlife.

I must FOG you here, Mink were not exactly 'introduced' into the UK, they were farmed for their pelts by the fur trade. Animal rights idiots set them free into the countryside, where they have been a threat to the indigenous Stoat, Weasel and Ferret population ever since.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 15/01/2009 16:52:32 »
I must FOG you here, Mink were not exactly 'introduced' into the UK, they were farmed for their pelts by the fur trade. Animal rights idiots set them free into the countryside, where they have been a threat to the indigenous Stoat, Weasel and Ferret population ever since.

And I must FOG you - what you say about the mink is correct but the ferret is not indigenous, strictly speaking. They were introduced as either Siberian polecats (Mustela eversmanni) or the E European species (M putorius).
 

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« Reply #19 on: 15/01/2009 17:31:33 »
Well FOGGED sir.
 

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