The European mink is carnivorous and has a diverse diet consisting largely of aquatic and riparian fauna, such as mammals, birds, frogs, fish, insects, and crustaceans.
The European mink is carnivorous and has a diverse diet consisting largely of aquatic and riparian fauna.
A study of stomach contents revealed a wide variety of foods, such as small mammals, including muskrats, voles, shrews, and moles; frogs and amphibians; fishes; insects; crayfish and crustaceans; and vegetation.
Differences between the European mink’s diet and that of the American (Neovison vison) mink are small.
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