By LUCY HAGAN
06 Nov 2008
A MISCHIEVOUS mink that "eats" cabin cruisers is being hunted at a posh marina.
The tiny animal has caused thousands of pounds-worth of damage.
It was spotted by businessman Elliott Maurice, 36, after he found a hole in the cabin of his £100,000 powerboat.
He said: "The harbour office told me a mink was on the loose — then I saw the little sod."
The black mink — thought to be the offspring of hundreds set free by animal liberation activists in the late 1960s — has been running wild for ten days at Brighton Marina.
Another owner said: "The little blighter chewed through my decking. We’ll end up with boats at the bottom of the sea."
Specialists are searching for the creature.