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Quiz: Test Your Knowledge on the American Mink




(Photo courtesy of Mike Daley via Will County Wildlife)

Most of us haven't seen an American mink in the wild, but they live right here in Will County. 

Test your knowledge on these little-known creatures on this quiz. Feel free to study up ahead of time with the help of our creature feature.

Note: If on a mobile device, click here to take the quiz.

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