Jim Boynton

Jim Boynton

Posted on 08/07/2015


Photo taken on September  3, 2014



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nature
wildlife
animals
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Lake Ontario
Canon EOS Rebel T3
Frenchman's Bay
Mink


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'Peek-A-Boo!'

'Peek-A-Boo!'
+3 notes.

Saw this critter across the water and patiently waited for it to swim closer. Unfortunately s/he swam under the dock I was on and hid amongst the rocks of the pier. This and the ones in the notes are uncropped...wish s/he hadn't been so scared of me.

Any help with an i.d. is appreciated. I'm guessing muskrat/weasel.

Pam J has particularly liked this photo


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Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
Darn good swimmer!
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These two are heavily cropped from when I spied it across the water.
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4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
I would go for Mink.. specifically American Mink.

So many in the wild now.

Released by well intentioned "saviours" who have no idea at all how damaging their actions have been to the natural wildlife.. and to those they released.

She is a beautiful girl though. A joy to see.
3 years ago.
Jim Boynton has replied to Pam J
Thanx for the i.d. Pam. Would these be the same ones that people use for coats?
3 years ago.
Pam J has replied to Jim Boynton
Jim...

Many were released by these unthinking souls from "Mink Farms" I am not justifying those.. but the sheer idiocy of breaking and release into a wild scene that had no place for them. They destroyed many birds nests.. and small mammals. Poor things were out of place.

They bred.. were fierce at defending their new territories.. and have thrived. Their own descendants are now a bad link in the chain.

They are beautiful... I love them.. I dont love the "do-gooders" who thought no further than their smoked brains.

The same happened with "Nutria" the public name of Muskrats. These were farmed for expensive fur.. and again were release by dumb "do-gooders" They are voracious predators.. and have unbalanced the delicate wildlife as the Mink have. It happened in many places around the world.
3 years ago.
Jim Boynton has replied to Pam J
That's why I don't support these radical animal groups. About 20 years ago some idiots snuck into the zoo and cut the fences of the wolves pen to set them free. Now firstly the zoo is quite close to residential areas and secondly most of the wolves were born in captivity and knew no other life. They were rounded up and put down...the wolves not the idiots unfortunately... since they had now tasted freedom and were deemed unsafe. Why are humans the stupidest animal?
3 years ago.
Pam J has replied to Jim Boynton
Its why I love most animals more than most humans....

Humans inherited the "dumb" gene.
3 years ago.
Shine&Sparkle
Shine&Sparkle
I agree, that's a mink. Pretty creature.
3 years ago.
Jim Boynton has replied to Shine&Sparkle
I continue to learn something new everyday. Hope I spot it again.
3 years ago.