About 40,000 minks were released from the Lion Farms US mink farm in northwest Ohio on Monday night

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The suspects set free 25K to 40K minis by destroying the fences of a mink farm in Hoaglin Township near the Indiana border

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They warned local farmers and residents about the danger posed by the animals

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Minks are carnivorous mammals and eat everything from frogs, fish, and mice to rabbits

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Minks regularly hunt prey larger than themselves

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Mink is not a dangerous wild animal but keeping a close watch on poultry and livestock is advised

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Licensed trappers can assist residents in catching mink if needed

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The Office Lists Licensed trappers in the Post

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