A mink carcass is a potential source of valuable information. Whenever possible, WRT and its partners aim to collect, examine and sample every one captured or found dead, anxious to learn its age, sex, reproductive status, where it came from and which other mink it’s related to (both from genetics). We would be very grateful if you could inform WRT via the website if you catch a mink. We will respond quickly. At minimum, we would ask you to send us a photo of the animal and, if possible, a small piece of the ear for genetics analysis (a postage paid envelope will be supplied). If you live in or near East Anglia, we will probably arrange to collect your mink. If not, once you have photographed the animal and taken a bit of tissue, the animal can be returned to nature, either buried or placed under a hedge, say, where scavengers and natural processes will quickly recycle it, just as would happen if the mink had died in the wild.