Hungry mink sinks teeth into heron’s neck, but bird fights back

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A HUNGRY mink digs its teeth into a heron’s neck, as the bird desperately tries to defend itself.

The small predator, related to weasels and ferrets, jumped onto the bird’s back as waterfowl fished in the reeds of the canal.

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Mink digs its teeth into a heron’s neck – as the bird desperately tries to defend itselfCredit: Kennedy News / Phil Burt
The couple fought in the water as the mink clung to the heron's neck

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The couple fought in the water as the mink clung to the heron’s neckCredit: Kennedy News / Phil Burt
The heron finally managed to get rid of the razor-toothed mink after a vicious struggle

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The heron finally got rid of the razor-toothed mink after a vicious struggleCredit: Kennedy News / Phil Burt

Although overshadowed by its prey, the razor-toothed carnivore, which can grow up to 15 inches long, has jumped on its back.

The heron finally managed to get rid of the razor-toothed mink after a fight at Tiddenfoot Waterside Park, Beds.

The fight was captured by amateur photographer Phil Bur.

Phil, 56, and a friend were looking for animals to photograph when the drama unfolded.

He said: “We noticed a heron that flew out of the towpath to the other side in the reeds and we both thought ‘Ah, that would be good if he started looking for fish’. “

They started taking pictures of the bird, which can measure up to five feet, when suddenly the fight started.

Mink are an invasive non-native species that entered UK wildlife after being deliberately released and escaping from fur farms in the 1950s.

The mink swims after the failed attack

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The mink swims after the failed attackCredit: Kennedy News / Phil Burt
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