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Will mink/weasels climb? #6750692
01/30/20 12:30 PM
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I know where there’s a will, there’s a way.... that being said, Will mink climb vertically to get to poultry? Like climb poultry netting several feet to get to poultry?

Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: ZAC] #6750694
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Yes they are good climbers

Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: ZAC] #6750695
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Not sure but I caught a fair amount of mink In elevated marten boxes.


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Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: ZAC] #6750697
01/30/20 12:33 PM
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I don't know about climbing poultry netting. But, they will definitely climb trees.
Years ago, we raised mink. Sometimes one would get out. It wasn't uncommon to find them up a tree.


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Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: ZAC] #6750701
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not sure how great of climbers they are but my dog regularly trees mink. guess when you weigh 1-2# and there's a 75# monster trying to eat you that might provide motivation.

Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: ZAC] #6750708
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We used to live right next to a beaver dam. We watched a mink climb into the two blue spruces in our yard on two different occasions. There was a bird feeder between the trees and lots of birds flushed when he started up the tree.

Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: ZAC] #6750716
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Weasels are great climbers,mink will climb but not as good a climber as a weasel.

Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: ZAC] #6750852
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I good friend of mine watched a buck mink climb 12 feet up the trunk of a white oak, enter a squirrel hole and come down with a mature gray squirrel....Must have been a battle inside the tree!!

Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: ZAC] #6750891
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I can tell you weasel are great climbers.


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Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: ZAC] #6751003
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I have a old summer kitchen that I turned into a tool shed. I have a pair of weasels living in it, they have a nest up in the rafters. I've seen them climb just as good as a squirrel, but faster.

Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: ZAC] #6751020
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^ yep, weasels do nothing slow! LOL nine 0 even when they turn their head!

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Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: ZAC] #6751023
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They'll climb to get a chicken!


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Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: ZAC] #6751027
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Yes, weasels climb very well and are often caught in elevated marten/fisher sets and occasionally in snares on squirrel poles. Mink occasionally in marten/fisher sets.


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Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: ZAC] #6751030
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Have witnessed one climb a tree and come back down. Took me several minutes to process what I had seen because I was not expecting to see a mink climb a tree.

Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: ZAC] #6751118
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Both can climb like a sqiurrel Zac.


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Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: Minker] #6751131
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Originally Posted by Minker
Both can climb like a sqiurrel Zac.


Yup



Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: ZAC] #6751138
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I have seen mink in trees several times. Rather nimble, they were.


Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: ZAC] #6751250
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Both will climb trees
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Re: Will mink/weasels climb? [Re: ZAC] #6752509
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Believe me when I tell you mink will climb wire and they will escape!


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