How to use Mink in a sentence
The darker sorts of mink, musquash, raccoon and wolverine are more valuable than the paler skins.
The two best-known species, so much alike in size, form, colour and habits that, although they are widely separated geographically, some zoologists question their specific distinction, are P. lutreola, the Norz or Sumpfotter (marsh-otter) of eastern Europe, and P. visors, the mink of North America.
The caribou, moose, antelope, mountain sheep, beaver, otter and mink are scarce.
The Viennese have been particularly successful, and their method has been to dye the skins a good brown and then not put in the dark stripes, which exist in sable and mink, until the garment or article is finished, thus obtaining as perfectly symmetrical effects as if the articles were made of small skins instead of large ones.
As illustrative of this, it may be explained that any brown tone of fur such as sable, marten, mink, black marten, beaver, nutria, &c., will go well upon black or very dark-brown furs, while those of a white or grey nature, such as ermine, white lamb, chinchilla, blue fox, silver fox, opossum, grey squirrel, grey lamb, will set well upon seal or black furs, as Persian lamb, broadtail, astrachan, caracul lamb, &c. White is also permissible upon some light browns and greys, but brown motley colours and greys should never be in contrast.Advertisement
Back in 1989 the Farm Animal Welfare Council examined mink and fox fur farming.
I am also told that if mink hounds should chance upon an otter, they can be called off.
The average income for a mink hunt is reported as £ 4,500.
The mink rafts contain clay pads which are used to take prints of animals visiting the floating rafts.
The musk-ox comes in thousands every year to the great northern lakes, while the mink, marten, beaver, otter, ermine and musk-rat are sought by the fur-trader.Advertisement
Of the smaller forbearing animals, the beaver was long ago exterminated, the otter is seen very rarely, and the mink only in the most isolated districts;.
In British Columbia the puma or cougar, sometimes called the panther and the American lion, still frequently occurs; and in all parts the common fox and the silver fox, the lynx, beaver, otter, marten, fisher, wolverene, mink, skunk and other fur-bearing animals.
Besides these there are many useful, though commonplace, fur-bearing animals like mink, musquash, skunk, raccoon, opossum, hamster, rabbit, hares and moles, that thrive by depredations upon cultivated land.
A furrier or skin merchant must possess a good eye for colour to be successful, the difference in value on this subtle matter solely (in the rarer precious sorts, especially sables, natural black, silver and blue fox, sea otters, chinchillas, fine mink, &c.) being so considerable that not only a practised but an intuitive sense of colour is necessary to accurately determine the exact merits of every skin.
In England, for instance, the dressing of sables, martens, foxes, otters, seals, bears, lions, tigers and leopards is first rate; while with skunk, mink, musquash, chinchillas, beavers, lambs and squirrels, the Germans show better results, particularly in the last.Advertisement
Northern Ontario is still a valuable fur-bearing and hunting country, moose, caribou, fox, bear, otter, mink and skunk being found in large quantities.
In the European mink the upper lip is also white, but, as this occasionally occurs in American specimens, it fails as an absolutely distinguishing character.
The principal characteristic of the mink in comparison with its congeners is its amphibious mode of life.
Many of the original wild animals, such as the bison, bear, beaver, deer and lynx, have disappeared; wolves, foxes and mink are rare; but rabbits, squirrels and raccoons are still common.
The black bear, wolf, catamount, wolverine, wild cat, fox, beaver, racoon, marten, sable, woodchuck, skunk, otter, mink, rabbit and squirrel are also found.Advertisement
Before the advent of the white man Nebraska was full of wild mammals, the buffalo, elk, black and white tailed deer, antelope, bears, timber wolves, panthers (pumas), lynx, otter and mink being common.
Almost all that remain are black bears, foxes, coyotes (prairie wolves), mink, musk-rats, raccoons and prairie dogs (or gophers).
The wolf, fox, lynx (" wildcat "), otter, mink and beaver have become rare.
Examples include mink, signal crayfish, common carp and plants such a Himalayan balsam, New Zealand pigmy weed and parrots feather.
There was Diana Dors there, who had a dreadful mink bikini.Advertisement
The female mink is just small enough to enter the water vole burrows, leaving the vole with no refuge.
Two-thirds of the mink located by the hounds successfully evaded capture.
Justin is a US citizen awaiting extradition to the US in connection with the release of thousands of mink in 1997.
In mink, early transmission of TME by subcutaneous inoculation had led to the proposal that natural transmission might be initiated via wounds.
In addition to foxes, dogs are used to hunt mink, hares and rabbits in Scotland.Advertisement
It is not known whether this hunt killed any mink.
A quick find and busy hunt around the large pond saw hounds hard at work before catching 1 mink on the bottom island.
In the present study of commercially farmed mink, all of these factors have been integrated in one housing system.
Predation by the introduced American mink is thought to have a severe impact on the water voles populations, even causing local extinction.
The typical period over which mink hunting is active, in the summer months, is also the least effective time for controlling mink.Advertisement
Back to top The control of feral mink in the UK.
Mink attacks threaten water voles - Water voles in parts of East Yorkshire are being targeted by gangs of wild American mink attacks threaten water voles - Water voles in parts of East Yorkshire are being targeted by gangs of wild American mink.
Threatened by development and preyed upon by the non-native American mink, their numbers have declined dramatically in recent years.
Very rarely does a days mink hunting conclude without a mink hunting conclude without a mink being caught.
At least six of these packs subsequently switched to hunting mink.Advertisement
Fox and mink predation are a major source of irritation.
Frank later became a mink rancher which was his occupation for almost 30 years.
Mink MM rotary lobe vacuum pumps are directly driven by a flanged motor; the two lobes are synchronized by a gear.
The female mink is just small enough to enter the water vole burrows, leaving the vole burrows, leaving the vole with no refuge.
A Mink then scampered across in front of the hide.Advertisement
In general, mink spent less time performing stereotypies in summer than in winter.
The increase of otters and polecats preying on mink has helped the water vole 's resurgence.
Formal dresses are available in a myriad of colors including white, gold, amethyst, turquoise, magenta, red, mink, silver, navy, indigo, peacock, brown, black, and ruby.
Fancy collars for dogs range from exquisitely jeweled creations to to pink mink to whimsical designs.
The wealthy classes wore the softest furs made from mink, weasel or ermine.Advertisement
Domesticated animals such as dogs, cattle, and mink are affected by botulism C toxin, which also affects birds and has caused massive die-offs in domestic bird flocks and wild waterfowl.
Other materials include velvet, suede, mink, denim, fox fur and snakeskin.
If your fur boots have leather uppers, then use a spray-on waterproof protector or try beeswax or mink oil products.
The Renato Watch Company formed when watch collector Ovadia Levy joined forces with designer Daniel Mink in 2005 to create stunning and alluring new watch designs.
Rabbits and squ'rrels are numerous in nearly all parts of the state; skunks, weasels, muskrats and woodchucks are common; there are some racoons; mink are frequently taken in the Adirondacks; and a few otter remain.
A few fur-bearing animals, the mink, beaver and raccoon, still remain.