A York firefighter got more than he bargained for when he went to check on the service’s rescue boat last week.
Pete Barrett, a watch manager at York Fire Station, was on the boat at the pontoon on Kings Staith – when he suddenly realised he wasn’t alone.
A playful family of mink started to play peekaboo with him.
Pete shot this delightful video of them. He told YorkMix: “They were brilliant, really inquisitive and seemed quite friendly although I stopped short of putting my hand too close!
“I’ve never seen them before and it seemed like either a family or large group. It was fantastic to see.
“We’re in a privileged position having the boat at York, we get to see some awesome wildlife when out training, seals, kingfishers, herons.”