Some more pics of this little cutie that I encountered on New Year’s Day. It had done some exploring, swimming under the ice that covered this creek. When it emerged, it gave a nice shake, sending water flying. So much fun to see! I have checked this spot many times since then but have yet to see it again. Someday I hope to have a repeat encounter.
“Tony! Tony! Get over here NOW!” My friend sounded more like my mother as he excitedly called me to where he was standing watching a creek on New Year’s Day.
As I ran over, I saw what the excitement was about and I couldn’t blame him. This little mink was out in the open and posing, occasionally moving around to check out its surroundings.
These little guys are quite common in Colorado however they are also rarely seen. The entire encounter lasted less than five minutes but it was an absolute thrill and the first time I have seen a mink in person. So darned cute and a great way to start the new year.