If I had "shot" the animal it would be gone; however, if I photograph it 73 times in 57 minutes it is still there for you to enjoy. So that is why I prefer photography to guns. Over an hour time interval one begins to recognize some of the character of the mink - only one. Ellie had alerted me to the possibilities earlier. And so I was looking for tracks of anything along the stream.
The mink climbed up and proceeded to look out and listen. I was down wind and quiet except for the camera shutter. It was windy and I moved about a little - put my hat under my arm because it threatened to blow off. The mink, I think, observed me but from the fact it went hunting, implies I was not of concern to it.
It then went back to the ground:
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