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Feb-19-2011 @ 8:10 PM                           Permalink
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Mink have now been spotted on the Upper Bure near Horstead. I know they have been sited on the river Ant near Wayford Bridge and also at Strumpshaw Fen,  but just how widespread in Norfolk are these nasty little critters and what damage are they likely to do?
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Any sighting of a mink is bad news!
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Although they look very pretty they are not native to the UK and as such destroy species that originate in the UK.

As sad as it seems they have to be eradicated or they will kill native species.  

It's the same scenario as grey squirrel which originate from America that in some areas have totally decimated the British red squirrel.

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I do recall hearing somewhere that otters won't abide a mink anywhere near them and will do the removal job on your behalf. But otters are also the bane of anglers I believe, so that's not much help, is it!!

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But who was there first?- the otter or the angler?


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We had a customer return from holiday at the end of last year with photos of a 'mink' on the mooring at Cockshoot Broad. On closer inspection it was quite obviously a young otter.

I wonder how many more of these 'sightings' are a case of mistaken identity.

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Karen...Who was there first the otter or the angler...definatley the otter, absolutely love them, best thing about being a fisherman is you get plenty of otter moments but always seems the case ...no camera.
Darren..Think it was maybe last year a photo appeared on here of a mink swimming across the river Ant, the folks who took it thought it was an otter by mistake.
So just goes to show people can be mislead if they dont know the difference....Stevie..Otter lover.

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The otter is a beautifull animal.... even when it is ripping the guts out of an entire stock of fish for fun....no not for food just for fun, these are playfull animals...... Mad

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About 40 years ago whilst fishing on Hickling I was lucky enough to have a Otter 30 feet away from the dingy. The Otter was laying on his back with what looked like a fresh water muscle on his chest and was beating it with a stone. After he had gone I realized I'd sat there for several minutes watching, yet my camera had remained firmly in my bag. Blush

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I was in a wood in Hertfordshire on Tuesday talking to the person who had the shooting rights for the wood. A real expert in all shooting matters.

At the same time there were some bird ringers doing their stuff. They told the shooting guy that they do a lot of ringing in Norfolk and the biggest thief of bittern eggs is.........the otter
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