For an animal so seldom seen, the American Mink (Neovison vison) seems to get hit by cars quite frequently. One reason for this may be that roads often follow and cross the paths of rivers and streams — prime mink habitat. I've seen several roadkill minks over the years, but haven't spent time photographing any until now. Last year, a mink was found dead in the road, downstate, and was brought to me. Today, I took a few minutes to photograph it — just the feet, as the animal's head had been crushed by a tire.