Mammal Details

American Mink

Common Name 
American Mink
Order
Carnivora
Family
Mustelidae
Species Name 
Neovison vison
Status 
Common
States 
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
  • Distribution
  • Notes

American Mink Distribution

Alaska and contiguous 48 states, except for arid west and southwest.

Though taken for their fur, ranched mink have relieved the pressure on wild ones. Mink eat crayfish, fish, frogs, and small rodents along with any other animals they can capture and kill. Semi-aquatic. Inhabits areas near water. Good swimmer. Formerly in