A Little Excitement

We had a little excitement out at Bird TV Saturday afternoon:  a mink visited the bird feeding station.  mink fix 4

I was lucky enough to have brought in my camera and was at the right place at the right time.  The mink wasn’t interested in birds, it was after something a bit furrier.    It caught itself a chipmunk, which, unfortunately for the chipmunk, was out on a cold wintery day.

mink catch fix 2After a bit of a struggle (the chippie wasn’t going to submit calmly), the mink took off with its prize, disappearing into the brush pile.

mink escape fix 1

I went out a little bit later to view the scene of the crime.  The last evidence of the chipmunk could be seen outside a small entry hole under the brush pile.

RIP

How luck were Holly and I to be there to witness nature in action!  You just never know what you will see when you are out here at Dahlem!  And I just can’t say it enough:  build a bird feeding station with water and a brush pile, and Things Will Happen!

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About Dahlem Center

The Dahlem Center is a non-profit nature center/environmental education center located on almost 300 acres just south of the city of Jackson, Michigan. The Center is one arm of the Dahlem Conservancy, which includes land conservancy and stewardship in its mission.
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