American Mink Footprint

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Mink tracks can be found near streams as they are strongly associated with water. The front feet of mink tracks are larger and almost as wide as long. They have pads that are mostly fused together and if registered it forms a larger heel.

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Description

American Mink Footprint measures 2 inches. American Mink Footprint is museum quality polyurethane resin. Made in USA.

Our precise footprint can be used as a teaching tool, museum footprint exhibit, home decor footprint, or office decor footprint. Neovison vison is the scientific name. Replica is cast from original specimen.

The tracks of mink are 1.3 to 2 inches long and 1.3 to 1.8 inches wide. While they have five toes on each paw, the front tracks may only show four toes and only four toes appear in the rear tracks.

Mink tracks can be found near streams as they are strongly associated with water. The front feet of mink tracks are larger and almost as wide as long. They have pads that are mostly fused together and if registered it forms a larger heel.

American mink footprints can be found in sand, mud and snow alongside rivers and streams. They are five-toed and are about 3-3.5cm in width and 2.5-4cm in length.

The American Mink or Neovison vison is found throughout the United States, appearing in parts of every state except Arizona. Adult American Minks or Neovison vison grow to about 2 feet in length, with up to half of this length being the tail. A member of the weasel family, American minks are successful carnivores feeding on small vertebrates and occasional insects.

The American mink or Neovison vison winter fur is denser, longer, softer, and more close-fitting than that of the European mink. The winter fur’s color is generally very dark blackish-tawny to light-tawny. Color is evenly distributed over all the body, with the under side being only slightly lighter than the back.

The guard hairs are bright and dark-tawny, often approaching black on the spine. The underfur on the back is very wavy and grayish-tawny with a bluish tint.

The tail is darker than the trunk and sometimes becomes pure black on the tip. The chin and lower lip are white. The summer fur is generally shorter, sparser and duller than the winter fur.

The American mink or Neovison vison thick underfur and oily guard hairs render the pelage water-resistant, with the length of the guard hairs being intermediate between those of otters and polecats, thus indicating the American mink or Neovison vison is incompletely adapted to an aquatic life. It molts twice a year, during spring and autumn.

The American mink or Neovison vison is a semi-aquatic species of mustelidae native to North America, though human intervention has expanded its range to many parts of Europe and South America. The American mink lives in densely vegetated streams and other aquatic areas. United states and Canada.

Additional information

Weight 1.4 lbs
Dimensions 2.2 in
American Mink Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Mustelidae
Genus: Neovison
Species: N. vison
Binomial name: Neovison vison