Mink caught on camera carrying snake in Florida

Minks can eat animals twice their body length

A mink sniffs the air as he surveys the river beach in search of food, in meadow near the village of Khatenchitsy, 65 kilometers (40 miles) northwest of Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) (Sergei Grits, AP Images)

A mink was caught on camera carrying a snake on a nature trail in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said a mother and daughter were on a nature hike when they saw the mink run across the road with a snake in its moth.

[TRENDING: Bob Saget, ‘America’s Dad,’ found dead in Orlando hotel | Has omicron already peaked in Florida? | Become a News 6 Insider (it’s free!)]

FWC said minks can eat small animals more than twice their body length.

Officials said mink sightings are very rare and the animal is a state threatened species.


About the Author:

Jon is a Web Producer for ClickOrlando and has been with News 6 since March 2019.