American Mink, Isle of Mull | Joel Walley Wildlife Photography
American Mink (Neovison vison), As the name suggests are not a native species to Great Britain. Captive populations were kept to produce fur and escapees and very poorly thought out deliberate releases mean that Mink are now widespread in the UK. Adaptable and ferocious predators, mink decimate populations of native mammal and bird and are commonly found along waterways where they are thought to be a major cause for the recent substantial decline in Water Vole numbers. This individual was seen around the Grasspoint area of Mull, and showed no fear of people. This was the second Mink encountered on the two week trip.