After listening to several ducks quacking a steady stream of warning calls, I was about to close the window when I spotted a slinky shape moving with lithe grace over the rocks near shore. The creature moved swiftly and surely, and narrowly missed capturing a nice breakfast, which skittered away across the water noisily. After diving briefly in the lake, he posed on the rock to shake out his glossy coat, which appeared ragged when soaked with water. The mink (Mustela vision) belongs to the Mustelid family of weasel-like animals; the second part of the latin name, vision, means “scout”, which was exactly what he was doing.
Guess who’s hunting around Williams Lake?