At the weekend I worked a bit on the spalted beech chest I put it together to see how it would look with a dry run no glue yet. The wild spalted grain really stands out. I also put hazel sticks in the hobby horses and dragons I found some nice soft leather for the reins.
So I left it behind, nothing would crop up on my travels. Anyway the Mink slowed up when he realised I was no threat, he slowed down and showed off a bit diving then rising, then when he could leave the water he got out shook himself.And made a great silhouette on top of the bank, only the second mink I've ever saw.
The first one ran through the yard of a Sawmill that I ran a few years back but this one I got a good look at. Mink are not a native to the UK and are classed as vermin. They were bred in fur farms a long time ago and either escaped or were released by protesters .They can do a lot of damage and have a reputation as ferocious killers but I was pleased to get a good look at him. But I still wished I had the patience to change the batteries as there was only 8' between us . Third time lucky maybe! I think I'll wait a long time to see another one of these secretive characters :)