Rescued mink experiences playing in water for the first time in its life

From the wonderful YouTube channel Camels and Friends, which is run by people who care for a bunch of critters on a farm, comes this video of a mink who did not end up as a fur coat, having a blast in a tub of water.

"This mink came from a fur farm where he was destined to die a horrible death. Minks are semi-aquatic and most of them will never be able to experience the simple joy of fulfilling their natural instinct to swim."

Read more about what this mink's life would have been like.

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  1. Notice how otter like he looks when his fur is slicked down!

    Because otters are essentially sea weasels.

  2. bzishi says:

    Maybe spinning around in water is the mink version of the weasel war dance?

  3. Nah, they're stoatally different.

  4. Yikes. From what I've read you're not supposed to get your mink wet like that. I hope they know a professional fur cleaner cause you cannot put that in the dryer.

  5. don't badger the guy!

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