Today I went to a nearby park area that I had left unexplored. There is the tiniest stream running through it and when I went closer to it to look for a bird (of course), this is what I saw!  An American Mink (there’s another called the European Mink  too). To be honest, I didn’t know about these semi-aquatic mammals till I saw this one today. It was a great moment.

I couldn’t see it fully until it stood up to look for me, the intruder. Actually, I almost felt bad for intruding and think if I scare these animals away… I probably do.


And then it tried to hide itself from me:



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