Hundreds of mink escape in Ardara

Hundreds of mink have escaped from a farm in the Ardara area.

The mink where being farmed in the Meenavalley area. It's understood someone cut the wire and opened the gates and let the animals out.

Locals and farmers are asked to be on the lookout for the mink.

Owner of the mink farm, Connie Anderson, said those responsible for letting the animals escape where 'animal terrorists':

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Meanwhile, the Secretary of the Sliabh League Angling Club, Noel Carr, says that this will unleash a terrible environmental problem on South-West Donegal.

And he says the mink will need food, and salmon will be an easy target:

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