American mink

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usually rich dark brown

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The list includes large cats, as seen in parts of West and South-West Wales, along with American mink, ruddy duck and sika deer.
This can be attributed primarily to predation by American mink and the loss of natural habitat.
The American mink, freed from fur farms since the 1920s, eats water voles, whose numbers have declined 90%.
Because, by sheer chance, the cage had caught an American mink, an efficient predator with an insatiable instict to kill and who's responsible for the decline in many bird species and the extinction in many areas of the water vole.
While loss and inappropriate management of habitat have impacted on the population, the main factor in the species' accelerated decline is predation by the non-native American mink, which is now widespread throughout the county.
Water voles have suffered a huge decline in the past 30 years due to a range of factors including loss of habitat, being hunted by the aggressive American mink and use of rodenticides.
FoE says sadly Ratty has had to be written out of the script and cut out from the illustrations while a new character, American Mink, has joined the stoats, weasels, and ferrets as the villains of the book.
The American mink was one of 6,000 freed from Crow Hill farm near Ringwood, Hants, by animal rights extremists at the weekend.
Water voles - immortalised as Ratty in The Wind in the Willows - were all but driven away from Llangorse Lake by North American mink.
But the gravest threat to these docile vegetarians has been the introduction to the UK in recent times of the American Mink, which has systematically decimated whole populations of water vole.
It said the water vole, Grahame's character Ratty, is so threatened by American mink which have escaped from fur farms it could disappear by 2003.
Non-native species such as the purple Himalayan balsam plant and the American mink are claimed to do enormous damage to native wildlife in Wales and the rest of the UK and cost an estimated pounds 2bn a year to tackle.
This is largely as a result of being eaten in large numbers by the introduced American Mink, but loss of its waterside habitat is also a cause.
Areas with bushes behind the banks were good not only for voles but also for American mink - one of their chief predators.
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