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Minks?

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by Alexz7272, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Oct 6, 2016
    Alexz7272

    Alexz7272 Loving the herd life

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    So we have unfortunately had a nasty run in with a mink that I did not even know existed where we lived :somad
    Obviously it went for our birds, and got some, but I also noticed its route/tracks going to my sheep-goats-alpacas enclosure/fence. Can a mink do any harm to them? They are extremely nasty and wonder if they'd try to harm some of my kids? They are not so little anymore but still not full grown.
    On a side note, I cannot legally kill it without a permit. I'm a law abiding citizen, but sometimes I hate stupid laws here..... :rant
    Thank you!
     
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    NH homesteader

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    You can't kill it if it's going after your livestock? Seriously Colorado is not my kind of state, between that and your water laws.

    Sorry about your birds. I have never heard of one going after goats but I don't know for sure.
     
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    Alexz7272

    Alexz7272 Loving the herd life

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    Yeah, I am starting to get tired of it here. I tried to convince the boy we should look at moving to Texas but he's not game just yet :idunno
     
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    NH homesteader

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    Haha Texas is too hot! But it is quite the BYH party down there!
     
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    DutchBunny03

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    You cant legally kill it, even after it attacked your birds? Harsh. I dont think a mink would go after your sheep/goat/alpaca kids, but i havent really had much experience with minks. There arent any up here, just foxes,coyotes, and bears.
     
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    Bruce

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    Perhaps you can trap and rehome it to the head of the Fish and Game department's desk ;)

    If you offer to do this, s/he will probably GLADLY give you a permit to kill it instead.
     
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    OneFineAcre

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    I don't think a mink will bother your other animals
    You've heard people say SSS
    Shoot
    Shovel
    Shut up
    I would definitely kill it if I could
    "Permit ? I don't need no stinking permit!!"
     
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    Baymule

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    Ya'll come on over! I'll leave the porch light on for ya'!! :thumbsup

    What do you think air conditioning was invented for?? :lol:
     
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    Baymule

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    It's you and the mink. Is anybody looking? Nope. Dead mink. Deep hole.
     
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    TAH

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    I feel your pain alex7272.

    Just found out yesterday there are 2 8-9 feet grizzly's with cubs running around our area. They have swiped out 11 flocks of chickens. So my dad asked out neighbor why he didn't shoot them if you shoot it without a permit you will get find even if you turn it in:somad Or you have to have a permit. Nor are you allowed to kill it if it is chasing you.
     
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