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Minks eat crayfish, frogs, ducks, mice, rabbits, fish, shrews and other small mammals. Their diet varies depending on the time of year and will change to fit the needs of the season.


The American mink lives in forests and near lakes and streams in much of the United States and Canada. It spends much of its time hunting food in the water. It is rare to see the nocturnal mink in the wild.


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 che...


Apply mink oil to oil-tanned leather products with your fingers, a sponge or soft cloth, to keep them soft and supple. Oil-tanned boots are finished with fewer products than other types of leather, so they require this special treatment. Always clean the footwear before...


Mink trapping is done by learning the habits of the animals and setting effective lure or bait traps. As minks prefer to hunt their own prey, fresh flesh tends to work as the best bait. Examples of good bait include rabbit and muskrat carcasses, minnows and fresh fish. ...


Mink tracks are characterized by size and web marks between the toes and pads. A mink track is roughly 1 3/8 inch wide by 1 1/4 inch long, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.


Consignment shops, resale furriers and vintage clothing stores are some places to sell mink coats in person. Other options include selling a fur online using an auction site, such as eBay, or a resale website that specializes in furs, such as BuyMyFur.com.