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Traits: Mammal with large canine teeth; a long, slender body; short legs; long, round tail; dense brown fur; feet not webbed

Habitat: Streams, lakes, marshes, inlets, estuaries

Foods: Muskrats, voles, lemmings; eggs and young of ducks, geese, and shorebirds; fish, frogs, mussels, aquatic insects

Eaten by: Hawks, owls, lynx, foxes, coyotes, wolves

Do You Know? Like all other weasels, mink have an anal scent gland that produces a strong odor.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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