Approximately 100 minks were released from a farm near Keota yesterday morning around 5:30 a.m. The farmer’s neighbors assisted in rounding up the minks. Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar states that it looks to be a local prank, but that the department is not ruling out involvement of an animal rights group. Dunbar requests that if neighbors or anyone has information to please contact the sheriff’s office. The case is still under investigation.