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American Mink specimen

The fur of an American mink can be anywhere from light brown to almost black. This specimen’s fur has turned white because it is so old. The fur of a living mink does not turn white. A mink can climb trees and is a good swimmer. At one time it was popular to make ladies fur coats out of mink pelts. Minks are common in some parts of Maryland.

This specimen is displayed at Elms. Picture taken 2012.


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