10/02/2013 07:50 EDT

Mink Escape: Abbotsford Farm Loses 500 Animals (TWEETS)


Mink madness has taken over Abbotsford, where a reported 500 mink have escaped from a local farm, according to a Facebook post by the Abbotsford Police Department.

Police say the animals are loose near Downes and Lefeuvre, and are requesting that farmers and motorists in the area be on the lookout for the pesky critters.

According to Global TV, B.C. has approximately 15 mink farms, which collectively produce 250,000 pelts each year.

It’s not funny if you’re trying to herd them,” Abbotsford police spokesperson Const. Ian MacDonald told The Province, noting that the rain was hindering their efforts even more. “If you throw some water on a mink, that’s a tough catch,” he said.

Twitter was abuzz with the news of these animals running amok. "I'm rooting for the mink," tweeted @dsnelles.

@harrietglynn added, "500 mink on the loose! Now that's news people!"

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