Is this a mink
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Bowhunter09 26-Nov-20
Jaquomo 26-Nov-20
Bou'bound 26-Nov-20
t-roy 26-Nov-20
Bowboy 26-Nov-20
Wv hillbilly 26-Nov-20
Grey Ghost 26-Nov-20
Woods Walker 26-Nov-20
Glunt@work 26-Nov-20
Patdel 26-Nov-20
bb 26-Nov-20
Ambush 26-Nov-20
Norseman 26-Nov-20
Scoot 26-Nov-20
Shawn 26-Nov-20
Norseman 26-Nov-20
Franklin 26-Nov-20
Empty Freezer 26-Nov-20
APauls 26-Nov-20
TrapperKayak 26-Nov-20
Drnaln 26-Nov-20
No Mercy 27-Nov-20
sticksender 27-Nov-20
Milhouse 27-Nov-20
Bowhunter09 27-Nov-20
JL 27-Nov-20
jdbbowhunter 27-Nov-20
Drnaln 27-Nov-20
Kodiak 27-Nov-20
Wv hillbilly 27-Nov-20
Kodiak 27-Nov-20
nchunter 29-Nov-20
Bowhunter09 29-Nov-20
Scoot 29-Nov-20
Patdel 29-Nov-20
brunse 29-Nov-20
Shawn 30-Nov-20
Shawn 30-Nov-20
From: Bowhunter09
26-Nov-20

Bowhunter09's embedded Photo
Bowhunter09's embedded Photo
Got this guy on my trail camera. Interesting what goes by when we aren’t there

From: Jaquomo
26-Nov-20
Sure looks like a mink.

From: Bou'bound
26-Nov-20
Or Stub-tailed squirrel. They look very different with abnormal tail.

From: t-roy
26-Nov-20
Looks just a bit short, body wise, for a mink, but he could be a bit bunched up, though. Otherwise, my guess would be a mink.

From: Bowboy
26-Nov-20
Yep, looks like a mink to me.

26-Nov-20
Looks like it

From: Grey Ghost
26-Nov-20

Grey Ghost's embedded Photo
Grey Ghost's embedded Photo
The body and neck look too short for a mink, IMO

I'm going with a Least Weasel.

Matt

From: Woods Walker
26-Nov-20
X2 Matt. Mink are usually found near riparian locations also, and that pic looks more upland.

From: Glunt@work
26-Nov-20
I agree with GG...not something that always happens :^)

From: Patdel
26-Nov-20
Little female mink, or a weasel. Kind of hard to tell.

From: bb
26-Nov-20
It looks more like a weasel.

From: Ambush
26-Nov-20
Looks like it’s running in the pic. And if it’s running for office, then it’s definitely a weasel.

From: Norseman
26-Nov-20
Don’t ya think weasels would be whiter by now.? I’ve caught many mink in fox traps at upland locations

From: Scoot
26-Nov-20
Looks to big to be a mink to me. Also a weasel should be an ermine (i.e., white) by now- the ones I've seen are. I vote mink.

From: Shawn
26-Nov-20
Could be a young Fisher, pic sux! LMAO! Shawn

From: Norseman
26-Nov-20
Least Wold?

From: Franklin
26-Nov-20
Weasel....or those are the biggest leaves in the world.

26-Nov-20
Biden Weasel, i think its wearin a mask :)

From: APauls
26-Nov-20
Looks like it's carrying a mouse. looks like some kind of weasel family member.

From: TrapperKayak
26-Nov-20
Young female mink would be my guess.

From: Drnaln
26-Nov-20
Looks like a weasel

From: No Mercy
27-Nov-20
it's a young mink. Weasels are white this time of year.

From: sticksender
27-Nov-20
Weasels are tiny in size, about the size of a common rat. That animal looks way bigger and nearly solid brown in color. More like a mink.

From: Milhouse
27-Nov-20

Milhouse's embedded Photo
Milhouse's embedded Photo
Mink.

From: Bowhunter09
27-Nov-20
I think it’s got a mouse. The original photo in high definition shows it more clearly

From: JL
27-Nov-20
Minks are pretty good hunters. The Mink Man has some great vids showing his minks and dogs working together to get rats and muskrats.

From: jdbbowhunter
27-Nov-20
Could be but im leaning towards weasel.

From: Drnaln
27-Nov-20
Weasels in some areas stay brown

From: Kodiak
27-Nov-20

Kodiak  's embedded Photo
Kodiak  's embedded Photo
Pine Marten

27-Nov-20
It’s Illinois. Not many weasels there unless you go to a city. It’s a mink!

From: Kodiak
27-Nov-20
Nice Marmot.

From: nchunter
29-Nov-20
Looking at it closely it looks like a gray squirrel with something in its mouth. My guess

From: Bowhunter09
29-Nov-20
I’m sure it’s not a squirrel. This is 100 yds from a small creek which has some water all the time and flows 80% of the time. South east Illinois

From: Scoot
29-Nov-20
Ok I've thought more about this and definitely have the answer. Assuming Norseman isn't right and it's not some sort of wold, then it's definitely a mongoose.

From: Patdel
29-Nov-20
On a side note, this thread reminded me of something. Years ago I was hunting and saw a mink coming through the woods. When he was about ten feet away he turned and looked up at me. I thought he saw me. He came over to the tree and started climbing up. Came up about 12 or 15 feet, stuck his head in a hole and came out with a mouse.

I used to have a picture, but that was 3 or 4 phones ago.

I see mink in the timber occasionally. Never seen anything like that before or since.

From: brunse
29-Nov-20
I saw a mama mink and youngins cross the road once. Looked like a 6 foot long furry slinkie wiggling across the road from a distance. Didn’t know what it was until I was easing up to them. I stopped and they scattered. My wife and I got out of the truck and they were all around it. Would have been easy to catch one. It seemed like the mama started chattering in the ditch and they all be lined off the road and back on their way.it was cool. I’m not likely to forget it.

From: Shawn
30-Nov-20

Shawn's embedded Photo
Shawn's embedded Photo
Fisher!

From: Shawn
30-Nov-20

Shawn's embedded Photo
Shawn's embedded Photo
Fisher!

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