According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the mink features an elongated body, with dark brown fur and a long tail with a tip that becomes progressively darker. The legs of the mink are stocky, and white patches of fur may be present on the throat or chest.
A mink weighs between 1.5 and 3.5 pounds, with the males slightly larger than females. Males grow to between 22 and 28 inches long.
Minks are proficient swimmers and spend much of their time hunting for fish, crayfish and many other small animals in ponds and streams. When threatened, a mink may snarl and release a foul-smelling fluid from its scent glands.