Minks, ferrets, and other mustelids have an undeservedly bad reputation. Yes, they’re fierce and will attack prey many times their size, but they’re also beautiful: long, slinky animals of gorgeous coat (their undoing) and awesome speed. They’re true evolutionary marvels of carnivory.
In this video, one can see both the ferocity and tenacity of a American Mink (Neovison vison) as it pursues a fisherman’s catch. It not only leaps into a huge plastic buckeet full of water to get a catfish (with a pack of humans nearby), but keeps trying until it drags that huge fish out of the bucket to take home as dinner. Mink have high metabolism, and need to hunt and eat constantly.
The YouTube notes say this:
I caught this video on the pier of lake Ontario in Webster. It’s awesome!! I’ve never seen anything like this before.
How one can make coats out of such an amazing creature is beyond me.