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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-10-2012, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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question about mink and muskrat

I dont trap very much, only really for muskrats in the farm ponds. I had meant to ask this question awhile ago but forgot about it. So one I went to check traps the one day and found one of my 110's with nothing but a muskrat head in it...the rest was eaten by something. There is also a muskrat den on that pond...there was a hole about the size of a baseball busted out the top of it that was not there the day before. Is this the doing of a mink?
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Re: question about mink and muskrat

sure sounds like it
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Re: question about mink and muskrat

That would be my guess too.

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Re: question about mink and muskrat

That's my bet.

Many, MANY mink have met their end in a 110 set at the underwater entrance to a muskrat den.

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Re: question about mink and muskrat

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Re: question about mink and muskrat

A mink does not eat that much of a muskrat.




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Re: question about mink and muskrat

Be thankful he left you the head...

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Re: question about mink and muskrat

I have seen yotes tear up a hut with the pond froze over.

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Re: question about mink and muskrat

It wasn't torn up and the pond wasn't frozen tho. It was just a small hole in top. If I get a chance I'll go down tomorrow or the next day and take a picture of it if it's still there
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Re: question about mink and muskrat

I've had rats eaten like that from snapping turtles
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