In a shocking incident over the weekend, thousands of minks were set loose from a fur farm in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. The local animal hospital, Sunbury Animal Hospital, issued a warning urging people to avoid approaching these animals as they can be aggressive and potentially dangerous. The Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Game Commission are currently investigating the incident, which resulted in about 7,000 minks escaping.
Minks on the Loose
The Sunbury Animal Hospital took to Facebook to inform the public about the incident. They reported that an unknown number of minks managed to escape from the fur farm. As a result, minks can now be found all over the area surrounding the animal hospital. These animals should not be approached or taken into homes or rescues, as they are not domesticated pets. The hospital emphasized the need to keep a safe distance if one of these minks were to approach.
According to The Daily Item, a newspaper in Sunbury, the state police in Stonington confirmed that someone had cut holes into the fence surrounding the fur farm, allowing the minks to escape. This criminal act led to the sudden release of thousands of minks into the surrounding area. Authorities are working diligently to bring those responsible to justice.
The Great Escape
Local news station WNEP reported that a game warden in Pennsylvania confirmed the break-in and stated that approximately 7,000 minks managed to escape the farm. The Pennsylvania Game Commission spokesperson also confirmed this number to Newsweek. It is indeed a significant number of minks now at large in the county.