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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘mink’

Mink Attack in rural Berthoud

Mink Attack in rural Berthoud

  Minks kill two dozen chickens  By Sharlynn Wamsley A beautiful Christmas wreath sits over the door of the chicken barn at Kathy and Bill Busch’s house, but the peace and joy of the season has been seriously damaged. It wasn’t the Grinch that stole Christmas this year – it was a mink. Over the course of two nights 25 of Busch’s flock of 30 chickens were killed; some disappeared, the remaining decapitated. Nine were killed the first night, and they suspected Major, a ... Full Story

Rare Find: Mink

Ken Locke of Berthoud examines what he believes is a dead mink he discovered near the west edge of Highway 287. Locke said he worked at a mink farm in Connecticut when he was a teenager and felt pretty confident in his identification. At 23 inches long and three pounds, the animal fits the size description listed on the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) for an adult male mink. While there has never been a report of mink in the area, the DOW site lists their range as statewide Photo by Gary ... Full Story

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