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what kind of IDIOT lets their dog approach an fisher cat off-leash? I agree. it was big and fast, they don’t like humans and it was rare to see one in the daylight. You rarely get to see something like this,,, it looks rabid to me. My 2 dogs are 40 lbs. Everyone locks up their animals at night fall. I would’ve never even let my pet go near it, for the Fisher and my pets safety. I’d been playing the sound for anyone who would listen, asking them if they could identify what it was. I stopped and stared. It’s eerrie because it so quite. The fisher cat is a North American marten, a medium sized mustelid. Or a scent they leave to mark territory? We raise peacocks here and last week one came up missing. Unusual that I have not seen any raccoons or skunks which were very commom. In one incident, a Fisher had chased a cat up a tree. Now we have to worry about our animals and kids. I heard a fisher last night at 2:45am- it woke me from a sound sleep and scared the crap out of me. I was not sure what I was seeing. They take more than what they can eat and store it for later. dlb470. First time I saw it I wasn’t sure what I was looking at. Now I figure it was a fisher. Jody says: June 9, 2009 at 5:27 am It is the most frightening sounds in the middle of the night!! I do live by very wooded floodplain area. Their coats are darkish brown, with a black tail and legs; some individuals have a cream-colored patch on the chest. Obviously they came upon the Fisher unexpectedly and put the dog on the leash as soon they could. She wasn’t chewed up or anything but just looked like she had 2 bites in her shoulder blades and not torn apart at all . About 30 years ago I heard screaming in the woods late at night. The males look huge due in part from there very fluffy fur. [7] The largest ever male fisher recorded weighed 9 kilograms (20 lb).[8]. Believe me the fisher cat will move to the food source is. Despite its name, this animal seldom eats fish; the name may originate from the French word fichet, which referred to the pelt of a European polecat. Your baby can "clean," count, and crawl all around with the Laugh & Learn Crawl-After Cat on a Vac from Fisher-Price. See more ideas about fisher cat, animals wild, animals beautiful. We live in a remote area around Orwell N.Y. in North Central N.Y. and they are not that rare around here but they Are an animal that you don’t want to try to make friends with because they will hurt you. I saw one dead one today.in upstate.glad it’s dead.my dogs 15pounds.if there’s one there’s likely more.i will be watching better. Within 30 feet there were three cats who were just standing and looking at it. . Elizabeth. Thanks! They are almost like my kids. So what? Yes, you read that correctly. Keep in mind that Fishers are relatively small animals (think Ferret) topping out at 15lbs (largest EVER was recorded at 20lbs), but more likely under 10lbs. Not leaving food out (bird seed/food, cleaning grill, dog food,etc) is a must. Short-legged with a long body and long tail. They stood about 18 inches high at the most and were about that wide with their hair sticking up and out. The fisher is a forest-dwelling creature whose range covers much of the boreal forest in Canada to the northern United States. My father lives in a remote rural area. Perhaps the fisher cat(s) that are around have lowered their population. I saw a fisher cat cross Jefferson Blvd near the wonder store going to the pond. Fisher cat ran across my backyard this afternoon, much to my surprise. We haven’t had any trouble with them and house pets but there is a lot for them to eat around here and hope they will cut the porcupine population down. It’s the circle of life and you can’t really blame them. More Information: The fisher (Martes pennanti), also known as a fisher cat, is not a cat, but a large member of the weasel family, closely related to, and in the same genus as, the marten (Martes americana). I walk every day in a forest near my home and rarely see anything but white tailed deer on their way to neighbor’s yards. We live in Bedford NH. She’s a baby. Cats do terrible things to the ecosystem. Fishers are elusive, forest-dwelling members of the weasel family with long, slim bodies, short legs, rounded ears and bushy tails. And Mystic is not that forested. We live in Hughesville, which is Northcentral PA and my mother has seen one going down the alley behind her house almost every morning. Why all the hoopla about the dog??? I personally have 2 indoor cats, but I also have 2 Chihuahuas 1 at 4-5 Pounds and the other at 8-9 Pounds. Found some articles that indicated the color can vary from light to dark. They should have scooped it up in a net and brought it to a wildlife center. We have a secure pen but like to let them free range and not only do we hate fences but they’re prob a waste of time with these critters anyway. Correction: The Fisher’s claws are actually semi-retractable according to the Connecticut Environmental website. fisher marten just got a baby chick and a baby turkey last night. he reassured me that we should not be afraid. We did manage to see one in the daytime on our property. Go out at night and the rats are everywhere. They were intending to attack. If anybody has any ideas along these lines of eco deterrents please drop us a line. I would think that as an “evolutionary biologist”, you would say “let the dog maul the fisher baby to death”. Last night i to was introduced to the Fisher Cat. The fisher cats are now coming up on to our porches, No more raccoon, possums getting into trash. In four years I have never seen a rabbit or hare in these woods and very few squirrels or chipmunks. These are dangerous hunters. The color confused me because the pictures I’ve seen are darker animals. I spend alot of time outside, however, once it’s dark I’m in for the night. My diary farmer neighbor has seen fishercats and when I related my story to him, that’s what he thought them to be. It ran up a tree and the coyote waited at the bottom for it. I called the police since i thought it might be a person, it was late at night and there was a party going on at the end of our close. Very rare. Also there are several missing cat signs up all over town. The next day after doing my housework I sat in the den to listen to the news.. and there was that animal digging in the ground with it’s long nose .. it stayed there for at least 1 hours digging …I noticed it was not a cat by the elongated nose… but I was purplexed as to what kind of an animal it was… again in the late afternnoon it appeared and did the same routine…. Pingback: Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 5/15 - The Cathe Nation, What is a Fisher Cat and What Does It Look Like, Caring for Your Horses: The Top Horse Care Tips You Need to Know, 5 Fascinating Similarities Between Domestic Cats and Wild Cats, Woman Attacked by Fisher Cat {Video – Lincoln, RI}, Coyote Sound Clips (Definitely Not a Fisher Cat Sound). It is well adapted for climbing and has sharp, retractable claws similar to those of a domestic cat. woke up to the screeching sound. For example this is not a territorial call fishers near your house would make at night any more than blue jays or rabbits wold make this sound in yor back yard. Well to my chagrin it was not a person but a Fisher Cat. The Fisher Cat Diet . However, with their claws and canines, cats are better armed than the average woodchuck, and would be a risky foe for a fisher. Aside from being a bit more cautious of neighbors with their outdoor cats/pets and the feral cats that live in the neighborhood, should there be any precautions or actions that should be done? I soon realized it was a fisher and a big one. A baby fisher standing on log Cat fishing in phone. you a very mean and heartless person.FU!!! Just thought someone might be interested. I was reading the comments posted to the article and someone posted about their horendous scream. Ten years ago, wifey and I camped in the Highwoods sort of south and east of Great Falls, MT. I live in western Arizona middle of the state north to south and about 30 miles east of the Colorado River. Sadly, I lost a feral stray cat that I was trying to save through this past harsh winter to a fisher, cats are really a fisher’s delicacy, its easy prey for the fisher, actually nothing can really get away from a fisher if its hungry especially in the winter when food is scarce. Fishers haven’t always been prevalent in the central and western parts of New York State. Marge Geisler says: May 28, 2009 at 9:20 pm Saw 3 fisher cats crossing Route 6A in Brewster, Ma around 9P.M. The creatures are a major trapping target, which can be done using a variety of traps and baits. Fishers are larger and darker than martens and have thick fur. Sounded lika a woman either getting killed pr laid. Keeping small pets (cats and small dogs) inside is a must. Most people don’t even know what they are. Outside of that, be watchful for any unusual behaviors (fisher being aggressive towards things; trees, sheds, etc. And they are fast! Now we believe it may be a fisher or fishers. Looked very much like a river otter. The color still puzzles me, anyone seen any of simular color. Its good to make noise every 5 minutes or so to let the wildlife know you are there. I went and got wifey and showed her the beast. Maybe that is skunks or opposums. If people want to let their cats roam at night they should realize that kitty has put itself into the wild. What video are you looking at? These people that posted this video should be appreciated. I was very frightened. I can’t write what I feel except your a poor example of a human being. Thank you. i think it was coming from behind my neighboors house. I looked out the window this morning and saw what I first thought to be a beaver down by the creek. . I live in Portage Co. Ohio and 2 times this year I have seen a very large, light brown fisher going to apples 15 yards from my deer hunting ground blind. It did not appear to notice me and was moving pretty quickly towards me. She said, “Heck if I know. Coyotes and now these…. They do look like slick black otters. We have NO stray cats, squirrels, chipmucks, Not even any geese, ducks, birds in and or around the lake across the street. I recently started to let my cats out again where we live I wasn’t going to cause we live in a bank near the river I left one day not being able to find my one cat but when I got home I went looking for her to find her dead on the bank . The plan advances two primary goals for managing fisher populations in New York: (1) Maintain or enhance fisher populations in all areas of the state where s… As with other members of the weasel family, fishers have a long, low profile when moving along the ground. please stop with trying to kill the fisher cat! Males are between 90 to 120 centimetres (35–47 in) in length and weigh between 3.5 to 5 kilograms (8–11 lb). Its back was to the camera, but the thing was sitting next to one of my salt blocks. I live in North Stonington, Ct and every Aug-Nov the Fisher cats come into the State Forrest behind our house. That was scary. This is the first time I’ve seen one in north western Canada in my life (over 50 yrs) My cats have been aware of him for weeks. We live way back in the woods in Jaffrey N.H . I’m really sorry to hear about your missing cat, it’s so hard to have an indoor/outdoor cat. Predators are a natural part of the local fauna that should be appreciated and enjoyed. they eat just that berries n small rodents w/ no mother to feed it..but now that u know its there’it will grow to b killer..try to catch n relocate to a safer place.keep animals in they come out of hidin just to eat everything…. First one was about 10 years ago. They are not afraid of humans. Because they can rotate their hind paws 180 degrees, they can grasp limbs and climb down trees head first. Locals are advised to stay indoors! I hope the fisher cat is OK. Contacted DNR, none have been reported in Portage but one was road killed North of me in Lake Co. 2 yrs ago. I hope they called the wildlife people to come rescue that baby. Up here in Northern Vermont, we see Fisher Cats, but they are rare – because they are afraid of people. The B.C. I am a little concerned by hearing they MIGHT eat my pets. They say it almost sounds like a kid screaming? Fool. Also, in some areas fishers can become pests to farmers because they will get into a pen and kill large numbers of chickens. While fishers and mountain lions are the only regular predators of porcupines, the fisher is the only predator to have a specialized killing technique. Males are about twice the size of females, with the smallest females having been recorded being as small as 1.4 kg (3.1 lbs), hardly larger than most other martens, and males at as much as 9 kg (20 lbs). Good luck! I noticed odd tracks in the snow all over our property and after showing them to several hunting friends, they determined it was probably a fisher. My husband, daughter and neighbor have all seen him, and he is huge!! they will eat chickens, cats dogs or anything else that size. I had been missing my Maine Coon Cat for 3 weeks,a saavy hunter and wise cat. Dark brown and some black . Your comments are just as lame. I heard a fisher cat screeching around 2:30 AM last night in Franklin MA. Reply. I can’ t imagine what else it could have been. Looked up sounds on Youtube…..exactly what I heard. Several years ago I spotted one of these in Adams Basin, NY. Can’t wait for some snow so we can back track it to see. I don’t know if fishers will kill cats or not. We live near the Alleghenny forest in PA. i don’t live near woods. In Somerset County, NJ. there are related……..hunting season get a license and take care of them. What is a fisher cat? A fisher’s coat is dark brown, dense, and glossy. It was only when it turned into the second driveway I saw its long nose and realized it was not a cat. If you don’t want to think about your domestic cats being mauled by a fisher cat, keep them indoors where they belong and stop complaining about wildlife, they’re doing what’s natural for them and you are not a responsible pet owner if you let your cats outdoors. Video camera first and then dog on leash was NOT the way to go in this situation. when I yelled, it turned and ran away. So she is safe. Boxer and this little guy came right up to me . then they may not be quite so willing to back off. As an evolutionary biologist it’s pretty scary watching people interact with things they don’t understand. Still, they are well known for taking out domestic dogs and cats if they can. we are 20 miles from pa. border. I’d seen one two years ago on our property and it was an odd looking thing. The b.c. Have a lot of coyotes, fox, and raccoons around here and it was non of them. It stayed looking back at us on a dirt road for quite a while and didn’t appear to be fearful of us. So I thought??? Since these mammals were recently reintroduced into CT, and our area has lots of old growth forests, perhaps they are part of the problem. A fishing cat was just born at the Denver Zoo. Fisher cats are smart and they will learn from failed attempts. -it is a member of the weasel family and in some areas of Ontario were introduced to curtail the common weasel population itself. It was slow a first then started to charge. Was walking my dogs next to a pond in New Hampshire when a Fisher Cat approached. I just heard one screeching outside for solid 30 sec bursts at 2am. Cats are medium-size mammals, so cats fit within fishers’ potential prey. Please let me know as I am concerned for the safety of my pets, as well as just curious? as that can be a sign of a sick fisher – which can taken care of by the DEP). I thought they were weasels. A fisher cat (Martes pennanti) is a member of the weasel family – along with minks, otters and pine martens.Despite the name ‘fisher cat’, it is not related to ‘Fluffy’ or ‘Tom’ – nor does it eat fish! It is wrong to introduce animals into an area where food sources are scarce. Iam glad we fence in our dogs. Hey, you pays yer money and you takes yer chances, right? I use a try spray to fix the bark………..we have them here…….in NE PA. To Debra in North Stonington, I too live in North Stonington, I hunt and hike in the Patchaug State Forest year round and there certainly are a number of fisher living there. The State of CT need to get off their butts and do something, I’M JUST waiting until the problem is in their back yard. This set is the Fisher Cat Family. The adult ones are even eerier to hear those are the human like ones. The plan describes the goals, objectives, and strategies that will guide DEC's actions and decisions related to management of fisher populations in New York over the next ten years (2016-2025). The fisher (Pekania pennanti) is a small, carnivorous mammal native to North America. The fisher gets a bad rap because they seem to just love the taste of cats, and when a domestic cat goes missing within a hundred miles of a fisher sighting, it seems the fisher is always to blame. The Fisher jumped as well. I couldn’t get a good picture of it or find any tracks clear enough for an ID sadly. Saw 3 fisher cats crossing Route 6A in Brewster, Ma around 9P.M. Seriously, though, the screams I hear are more like a howling, maniacal laughter (of an animal- not some crazy person in my woods)- I am asking you because you are not a self-proclaimed evolutionary biologist- any thoughts? What to do! Last night (February 6, 2012) I saw a Fisher Cat on a stone wall next to my driveway eating peanuts that I had put out for the birds. Pretty creepy animals. I have looked for four days with no luck. A little dog for that matter. Just came back from a morning walk and saw a fisher cross the dirt road in front of me. Kays says the fisher has a lot of fun stalking, killing and consuming the prickly critter most animals would avoid like the plague. i hope one daay you come back as an animal and get thrown out into the wild to fend for yourself. While a localized fisher population can no doubt put a dent in the local rodent or domestic cat population, i don’t think they are having any significant effect on your local deer or duck population. Fisher babies are much smaller than that so it’s sort of young. I hope you get eaten by a wild animal. They should not be a threat to any decent sized dog or cat and certainly not deer. Sure enough, that’s exactly what it sounds like, but I live in central Pennsylvania! Took a 10 million candle power flashlight and a pistol with me because of the way the dog was acting. Don’t tell me that I am mean because I shot at them. There was an article in our local paper, in Ridgefield, CT, about an alarming rise in missing domestic cats. Well I sure hope that none of you do lose one of your pets to a fisher cat or anything else, its devastating to lose one. fischer are big….rear end up in the air….dark brown to black…big as a dog……………red fox is red pointy nose………big fat bushy log tail……………. The fisher sounded and looked like a baby. To the heartless individuals who felt the cats got what they asked for or the owners were asking for it letting the cats out. Fishers are solitary hunters. Male fishers are larger in size than the females. V. I’m not impressed by your self-assigned title of “evolutionary biologist”. They have more escape routes to avoid traps because they can climb trees, which is part of what makes them so dangerous. Killing farm animals and family cat. Great news! Keep your domestic pets indoors. What is wrong with people who see wildlife and want to kill it? I have never heard of them before and did not know they were in our area which is Alberta, Canada. It was about 2 in the afternoon and they were in the trees. But make no mistake, a fisher is part of the weasel I am surrounded by them. I was told that they were re-entered to our area to help keep the Porcupine population down. So creepy.. This year I have seen more wild life around my house, fox, turkeys, bear, deer,porcupines than ever. See fisher cat stock video clips. While this is rare, when densities are high and food resources are low, animals may become desperate. don’t feed it………………….they are vicious…………they kill animals…………..they are related to weasils. JUST SAY A HUGE FISHER CAT IN MY YARD 2/5/13 SCARY. The noise of the Fisher is exactly what we hear at night, but I am not sure if it is a Fisher or Red Fox. Should I have been scared or could I have just stood still hoping to get a better look? I think I saw one at 3pm today crossing a road from corn field to corn field. I found that educating myself to be a big relief and while I’m not ‘sold’ that he’s not vicious, I am more aware – which is what all of us need to be when we have wild animals roaming around. don’t believe this………………..they are vicious…when hunting time comes get a permit & go hunt them. Very little solid (as in almost Zero) that Fishers attack and eat domestic cats or dogs. You need to seal up any holes with metal………maybe put the chickens in a total fenced in area including the top………until you seal off any opening to protect those chickens. Coyotes are also plentiful in the Pachaug SF. Two dark animals were advancing towards us. This is an animal that ,despite it’s size, can cause serous injury to larger animals. Vintage 1999 Fisher Price Puffalumps Pink Baby COW 10" Nylon Plush Toy. I looked up the audio of their scream as for the last 3-4 years there has been this awful screaming coming from the woods in our back yard on a regular basis at night. I saw the tracks in the snow and on our deck, but thought it was a coyote. Love, This animal is over 3 feet long and very sleek. Now there is a terrible odor coming from under camp. Can’t believe the Game department let them loose around here to take care of porcipines. weighs in at about 35 # but is not very aggressive. a piece this Fisher wanted to attack ! They can have the best of both worlds without giving me a nervous breakdown. Fishers, are part of the weasel family, NOT feline family. I just learned that I too have a Fisher living on my back hill. Fishers have also been known to eat small pets left outside, such as stray cats and dogs. This strange animal crossed the Tracks ahead of me. The fisher cat would take a bird, go hide it and then come back for another. By the way, does anyone know what odor fisher cats give off? Having grown up here and spending much of my youth hunting and calling animals, I knew what I heard was not a fox or a raccoon.If I had to describe what it sounded like, I would say it is a cross between a woman being attacked and a bad power steering pump chattering sound. I should have mentioned I live in upstate N.Y. End up finding out it is a fisher cat, probably a baby… Who feels like an !@#? Not so much now. Wow, man I just got through a whole disturbing hour thinking someone was being tortured and hurt, washing dishes in my kitchen this evening, I heard this blood curdling screaming, screeching, called my mother to come outside to listen, as I thought it was a human, she listened, concurred it sounded “eerily human, after asking my mom who’s here visiting from Hawaii, I call the police. came inside and went to bed , next morning heard neighbor calling her cat finally went over and told her what I heard it was August 11, 2011. When my son came home, I explained to him what I had seen and he guessed several animals and when I looked them up on the internet they didn’t look like this animal. I’m curious as to where the little bugger might have come from, if he’s common in PA, and if there is a chance he’ll stick around. I wished I had gotten a picture. The first at my brother’s in Enterprise, ON hiding from me behind a fence post. Names derived from aboriginal languagesinclude pekan, pequam, wejack, and woolang. Todd- Anyone else in my area has heard this recently? Their diet may also contain small birds, fruit and berries, as well as deer in the form of carrion. My dogs went crazy I screamed to scare it off and that worked. MORONS. I do not have any other animals.. so I guess I will just keep away from the back yard when I see this animal around.. they are vicious………..will attack, they are not afraid of humans. I ain’t worried about that dog. Sounded more human screaming then any animal I’ve ever heard. I got scared and turned on the light but there was nothing… I heard the cry/screech again.. and then it stopped…. I seen a fisher cat in the yard this morning At first I thought that we had an extra cat that showed up in the yard , I wasn’t sure till I look on Google what they looked like and it sure is a fisher cat walking away from the house with his back hunched and long straight tail behind him..Total lent most be close to 30 to 36 inches. hmmmm…. Lost my cat in August, the one night I couldn’t catch him and lock him up, GONE the next day. How to deter them? My first guess was a fisher, but I was a little skeptical, considering I have never heard of one in the area. What is a fisher cat? Both sightings were in daytime. Don’t go there again…………….they will attack…they are not afraid of you. Probably about 10 years ago. but na that be to easy. My cat is a master of darting and sneaking out of the house. theres an abandoned 1 in my rasberry bush. I googled it when I got home and I believe it was a fisher. I live in Mystic, CT. you need to find the holes that they are using to get in and seal off with metal…………..these are bad news……….vicious………….killers. Thanks! Its fur is the color of dark chocolate, and is coveted by hunters. I’ve seen rabid animals and they act the same way, with neurological problems like this one has (where his head bobs up and down and he can’t walk). Thanks. Last night it came out again and there was no doubt in my mind that it was a fisher, and a pretty large one. Only hear the neighbor hood dogs barking. family. SORRY GET A DOG. Its diet also includes fruits and sometimes nuts . there are also deer, squrriels, rabbit, turkey and other species there as well as habitat permits. Just as with these other animals, you shouldn’t take this to be a typical noise you’d hear from a fisher behaving normally. I decided tonight to trying & find out what the weasel looking creature was that I ran over with my truck this evening. and my house is surrounded by woods but there is a main road in the front, my back yard has woods going several miles , I am just wondering where they are usually found? Spotted 2 fisher cats in new Hyde Park, NY. I really enjoy my walks in the woods and tend to venture off the beaten path just to see what’s out there. Jun 1, 2020 - Explore Rita Wagner's board "Fisher Cat", followed by 104 people on Pinterest. As a cat owner myself I know they like to sneak out and/or not come when you call them. let them eay every domestic cat out there. Four days ago I lost my precious cat. I thought they were supposed to only exist further north??? If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything!! I have 4 German Shephards and 1 Chiwawa and I’m affraid of them coming together and causing injury to my dogs. Then, by repeatedly biting and scratching at the porcupine’s face, the fisher causes it to bleed to death. I Googled what I saw and found two animals, one weasel like and one that looked like the animal I saw, a large gray tabby cat, both called Fisher cats. It was on a tree branch outside of my bedroom and was making this eerie crying/screaming/squealing sound. I just got online today to find out what a “fisher” is. The fisher eats the porcupine by flipping the dead animal over and starting with its unprotected belly. Idiots shouldn’t be allowed to have a dog. If I had chickens I would be concerned. My logic says it was just a unusual badger but if I was asked to describe it I would say wolverine or a fisher but neither should be in my desert area. It is so… This guy found an injured baby Fisher Cat while walking his dog in Massachusetts. However, having seen the first I knew what it was. I live in a wooded area in Vt and have seen the fisher at all hours of the day and have heard its eiry scream various times in the night, right into the morning. As a trap location, set your trap outside a hollow tree, crevice or bush where they den. Fishers are a medium-size mammal. Rare cub is just 6 weeks old and already learning to fish with its hook-like claws Both times though, they move slow & deliberate & it was raining or had been raining each time … I couldn’t avoid them :(. Mine are never out unsupervised but I would like to know in case they get out unintentionally. They were advancing side by side and got to within about 8 ft of me. I had to go to Windham Hospital ER and I'm getting Rabies Injections ( actually quite a few over the next three weeks) I was walking my 90 lb. The paws are tipped with long talons. I’ve never heard an animal screech like this! The first was a young one b/c it was smaller & I thought was a cat/kitten. my dogs were alerted. I also had one sitting on my fence last year. Zoologists are skeptical, suggesting other animals could be responsible, observing that it would be difficult for fishers to migrate into the area. too bad . You know, evolutionists say “survival of the fittest”. I have never left them out their unsupervised though, except for when my husband lets Big Boy out in the morning, but they can be gone so fast even if you just turn your back on them. No, I do not think you are completely believing in evolutionary nonsense. Made a living out of it,, fair play, and what a job! fishers will kill cats or dogs………..not afraid of humans. The legs of a fisher are short and stout and their feet possess retractable claws, which they use for climbing. So I have been puzzled for a while about what I saw. I was walking at 8:15 am along High Street which is a pretty settled, residential street when this animal I thought was a tiny extra thin cat came out of a driveway, ran along the side of the street and then ran into another driveway about 2 houses down. Two nights before I saw a fisher cat. I remember a documentary “the wolf man” about a guy who uses recorded wolf territiorial calls to deter wild wolves from raiding sheep in Poland and Belarussia. I saw a fisher today in the area of the Adams and Cheshire line in western Mass on rt. I was wondering what would happen to the coyote if it got to tangle with the fisher. Try these curated collections. Today it went cruising through my yard and down the driveway while I was having my morning coffee. My dog, as small as she is will go after anything, regardless of size, especially the local bear. The tail is quite bushy. This was daytime and the previous experience was about 9:30P.M. Now I feel better knowing that they are indeed in this area. Fortunately, if you back off, they are usually glad to leave you alone. Live in Fletcher, VT and have heard the stories of them being around. See more ideas about mammals, animals, animals wild. I have seen three fisher cats within this last year. Your email address will not be published. A gentleman found a strange animal dead on the side of the road, upon calling the DEC they discovered it was a Fisher measuring 61″ from nose to tip of his tail and toping out at 15 pounds. I can not take that away from them but we have found a solution, we are putting up a cat fence, that way, they can’t get out and nothing can get in. The second was this week, across the street from my son’s on the outskirts of Peterborough, ON. I have a woodsy/overgrown back hill…and the dusk/dawn sounds I was hearing (thinking they were strange birds)…ended up being a fisher cat; who coinsidentally may have a litter also living on top of my hill. 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