My lover has a cottage on an island.
Minks have manged to swim over to it in the recent years
they dig holes into the underboards of the little cottage and bring their fish there.
In the summer when we go there to chill, it stinks of fish.
Her father has hired some pros to pullup all the floorboards & close all the holes.(rhis costs alot of money)
They desire to exterminate all the minks on the island.
I agree the smell is terrible.
The damage they do to the cottage is bad.
but they are not pests, and im certain if you exterminate them , they are sure to come back at some point.
Making fur coats is not cool nowadays but maybe one of you have experience in these matters and have a solution which does not require extermination?
are they now not part of the ecosystem?