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We spotted a Mink at Somerleyton on Friday.. Although I like to think I'm an animal lover. I can't stand these things they look evil.. I guess I need to report it as I understand these things are now an invasive species and need to be dealt with.


Does anyone know if I need to report it and if so who too? 



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Just to advise. I emailed a few organisations including the above.


An ecologist from the BA has just emailed me and advised that the the BA do make use of Mink monitoring rafts which also trap and allow for them to dealt with humanly. Obviously a potentially sad ending for this little american mink but a potentially good outcome for the water voles and others who these little critters gobble.. Well done the BA. (so if you do spot these in the broads please do report it).

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Another update.  


I've had an email chat with a chap from the "Norfolk Mink Project" a volunteer project dealing with these. Sadly, Somerleyton being just over the border means someone else will have to assist although Suffolk Wildlife trust do similar so hopefully they will be along to assist. 


The chap advises that they are compiling a website to aid tracking, reporting and further information on these in Norfolk. It's not live at the moment although there's a holding page though and it's expected to go live in a few weeks. http://thenorfolkminkproject.org.uk/so for now still report via the BA.


From the conversation it certainly seems these things wreak havoc and can quickly decimate wildlife including the water vole population which is apparently improving on the waverney (and other broads areas), so it's certainly important to report these sightings. Obviously it's sad for the individual creatures but they aren't native so need to be controlled.



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