June 20th, 2011


The mink...at last....!

This post is for

Danny Brown

who told me about these creatures, and showed me where I could see them.

For the past week, I've been finishing up my walk with a visit to what I call Danny's Hide...the area of Des Peres Creek that Danny showed me. The day I met him there, I couldn't see the mink family at all; over the past few days, I've just been able to see one mink at a time, a dark streak in the water as it swam from one bank to the other, or as it ran across the bridge that spans the creek here. I was content to just catch these fleeting glimpses of them, but yesterday, I got a good look at my first dry Mink when I had gone to the Muny, to hear and watch the rehearsals for "Legally Blonde" (the Muny Season starts this week.)....a mink ran across the path, and disappeared into the grass on the other side.

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How lovely to find what one wants to see, much closer than one expected!

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Well, that's today's mink story.....thank you, Danny Brown!