Mink are silent aquatic hunters. Their bodies were built for hunting. They are quick on land, skilled swimmers, and excellent tree climbers. These glossy, dark-brown, semi-aquatic carnivores usually measure about 20 inches in length and weigh 1.5 to 2 pounds.
Most are nocturnal, although some do hunt during the day. Nevertheless, it’s hard to spot them because they move so swiftly. Mink are shoreline dwellers and prey primarily on fish, frogs, muskrats, waterfowl, snakes, and other small mammals