Mama Mink made an appearance above the rocks this afternoon while we were at the lighthouse. The fisher-folk tell us that she lives in the rocks, has her babies near the lighthouse and then moves them back toward shore over the summer, teaching them to fish and take care of themselves. In the fall, the young ones seek out their own homes for the winter.
She’s not the least bit fearful of people and came within about 10 feet of us before scampering back between the rocks and out of sight. Didn’t get the camera out in time, but she looks very healthy!

This space reserved for the first photo of mama mink in 2017.  Fabulous prize to the photographer!