European Mink

European Mink

The European mink does not form large territories, possibly due to the abundance of food on the banks of small water bodies.

The European mink does not form large territories, possibly due to the abundance of food on the banks of small water bodies.

The size of each territory varies according to the availability of food. In areas with water meadows with little food, the home range is 60–100 hectares (150–250 acres), though it is more usual for territories to be 12–14 hectares (30–35 acres). Summer territories are smaller than winter territories. Along shorelines, the length of a home range varies from 250–2,000 meters (270–2,190 yards), with a width of 50–60 meters (55–66 yards).


Image | ©️ Paco Gómez, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Sources | (Heptner & Sludskii; 2002; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2020a)

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