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Despite efforts to remove mink from the River Colne over the past 8 years, they still appear occasionally and cause problems for the reintroduced water vole population. After 7 years of successful breeding, water voles started to disappear from Cymbeline Meadows this summer and the volunteer River Wardens with Essex Wildlife Trust, co-
However one has made it’s way into the Lexden area and has been raiding fish ponds in people’s back gardens in the Straight Road area. If you see a dark, ferret like animal in your garden then please email Darren via Essex Wildlife Trust firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above: North American mink -
Below: film of water voles on the River Colne