I followed it’s tracks under our barn, and I’m pretty sure it’s there right now. Good point about the “evolutionary biologist” thing. Male fishers are larger in size than the females. We live in Bedford NH. It’s eerrie because it so quite. Husband went out with gun and animal was under camp he could only see eyes and it was making weird growly noises. – make no mistake folks and forget the folk tales, the Fisher is a predatory and aggressive animal. I soon realized it was a fisher and a big one. I have read a few articles about fisher cats tonight and all of them make it seem that where I live is not fisher cat territory (Westchester County, NY). While the thought of having this animal on my hill is nerve wracking (I have a 12 yr old black lab, 10yr old boy…and neighbors with similiar sized pets / similiar aged children)…. Listenend to video on fisher cat and I know that that was what I heard. We have Fishers there in the Santa Cruz Mts CA – They come and hit my chicken coop everynight – Just saw one big one crossing the road in daylight. It almost looked wet or all oily . then they may not be quite so willing to back off. Idiots shouldn’t be allowed to have a dog. They will not go outside. 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). The New York State Fisher Management Plan (PDF)was completed in December 2015. Very little solid (as in almost Zero) that Fishers attack and eat domestic cats or dogs. Good luck! I screamed to scare it off and that worked. But since then, fisher numbers have increased, due in part to a trapping closure from 1937 to 1949 and the reversion of agricultural fields back into forest lands. The video was informational for our children and animals. It shouldn’t of been dumb and went up to that little fisher cat. Have a lot of coyotes, fox, and raccoons around here and it was non of them. What is a fisher cat? Its great but i do have two beloved cats. The B.C. 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. I worry about all our stray barn cats and our chickens. That was scary. From a distance, they can resemble a cat especially with their bushy tail. They should have scooped it up in a net and brought it to a wildlife center. 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. The first at my brother’s in Enterprise, ON hiding from me behind a fence post. Have started hearing a noise the past few nights that you all seem to be describing, something I never heard before in my life. It seems you get a charge out of calling people names on the internet. Attacks on domestic cats may be documented, but zoologists suggest a bobcat, coyote, or dog is more likely to kill domestic cats and chickens. Hey, you pays yer money and you takes yer chances, right? There was an article in our local paper, in Ridgefield, CT, about an alarming rise in missing domestic cats. and if I didn’t see the animal until after my pet did I would’ve immediately ran to my pet and grabbed it by it’s collar, harness or back of the neck and pulled it away. Or set it along their trails. Fishers have also been known to eat small pets left outside, such as stray cats and dogs. I decided tonight to trying & find out what the weasel looking creature was that I ran over with my truck this evening. Anything from a raccoon, to a rabbit, to a, blue jay to a mouse will make a very similar sound when it’s threatened from a close range like that (especially if injured). stop putting bread and other food out………………. They stood about 18 inches high at the most and were about that wide with their hair sticking up and out. Fishers, are part of the weasel family, NOT feline family. Don’t tell me that I am mean because I shot at them. The best bait for fishers has a strong smell and is found in their typical diet. 116. Iam glad we fence in our dogs. There, I saw an animal I had never seen, and never heard of. Thereâs widespread panic in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Definitely not cat or dog! They attack our children. The camp ground was a big circle. Just this morning in the newly fallen snow I found domestic cat, fox, and coyote prints in my driveway. I live in Mystic, CT. Found some articles that indicated the color can vary from light to dark. These are dangerous hunters. I thought they were weasels. 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. Late one night, I recorded the sound of a strange scream with my cell phone. They kill moles and birds and baby rabbits and whatever else they can kill. Lost my cat in August, the one night I couldn’t catch him and lock him up, GONE the next day. 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…. Still, they are well known for taking out domestic dogs and cats if they can. Unusual that I have not seen any raccoons or skunks which were very commom. Mar 20, 2020 - Explore Karen Rahmel's board "Marten and Fisher", followed by 116 people on Pinterest. I was reading the comments posted to the article and someone posted about their horendous scream. They are large enough where I think other animals stay away. I always bring my cats in. I’ve spent a lot of time in during my life in the outdoors and this is the first fisher I think I’ve ever seen. All three times the were running across the road in our rural hills of Pennsylvania. I was wrong, fisher’s claws are retractable, I see really long claws on the fisher in all the photos I have been able to get over the past nine years of this animal in my forest! i don’t live near woods. They can have the best of both worlds without giving me a nervous breakdown. fishers will kill cats or dogs………..not afraid of humans. 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…. 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). Thanks, Bill. $24.20 + shipping . -it is a member of the weasel family and in some areas of Ontario were introduced to curtail the common weasel population itself. Males weigh around 12 lbs, and femaleâ¦ This animal is over 3 feet long and very sleek. In Somerset County, NJ. Thanks! This morning when I went out to let them out, I went into the barn to throw them some feed. Just came back from a morning walk and saw a fisher cross the dirt road in front of me. A neighbor said she saw one running around in the woods. Killing farm animals and family cat. 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. I think I saw one at 3pm today crossing a road from corn field to corn field. When I was walking near the railroad tracks, near woods and farmland. Maybe that is skunks or opposums. I was told that they were re-entered to our area to help keep the Porcupine population down. we are 20 miles from pa. border. Ive seen two in as many years. Looks like all God’s critters are hunting the same scarce game. This creature darted in and out of a hole at the bottom of a big rotted tree. 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. I was puzzled because even though I thought it was a house cat, it was larger than one and left an unpleasant scent, not like a skunk. The fisher, erroneously called a fisher cat, has been spotted in the Lehigh Valley and could go after their dogs and cats. We to have fox dens behind our home which is in a secluded part of the city and we have all kinds of wildlife showing up. These people that posted this video should be appreciated. I think they have spread to almost everywhere since they brought them back. 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. Fishers are a medium-size mammal. About eating domestic animals. Thanks. Coyotes and now these…. It has a pointed face with large, rounded ears set close to the head. And something as been digging small holes in my yard. thank goodness ! I can’t write what I feel except your a poor example of a human being. don’t feed it………………….they are vicious…………they kill animals…………..they are related to weasils. There are charming homes, playgrounds, toy shops, schools and more! they are dangerous……looking for small animals they are not afraid of people. So what? We are on an acreage north of Stony with lots of forest for a back yard. In the most general sense, fisher occupy forests with abundant downed woody debris or other structure on the forest floor. By the way, does anyone know what odor fisher cats give off? 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? 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. I have never heard of a fisher before today. I saw the tracks in the snow and on our deck, but thought it was a coyote. Up here in Northern Vermont, we see Fisher Cats, but they are rare – because they are afraid of people. Trap a fisher cat. 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. Conservewildlife.org says, “The fisher cannot retract it’s claws and they are usually dulled somewhat by constant contact with the ground and rocks.” I knew I had read this somewhere just recently, now I wonder what I should believe . At some points it did sound like some of the sound clippings that were posted on this site. However, having seen the first I knew what it was. Very rare. The adult ones are even eerier to hear those are the human like ones. This set is the Fisher Cat Family. Fisher Price Merri-Pink Puffalump Kids Baby Doll clean, smoke-free home. Is that what to my pet chicken I thought only people ate chicken not fishers? Its good to make noise every 5 minutes or so to let the wildlife know you are there. It lives somewhere close by our place. My first guess was a fisher, but I was a little skeptical, considering I have never heard of one in the area. I live in small town in Pa with woods around and I seen the cat that I thought was an over size pig, untill my daughter told me to look at the net, and sure as I seen it it was a fisher cat. The males look huge due in part from there very fluffy fur. In four years I have never seen a rabbit or hare in these woods and very few squirrels or chipmunks. of 10. fisher animal fisher mammal fisher hat martes pennanti cat fish fishers fisher fishing cat cat fishing. We have fisher cats in the woods of our back yard. So I thought??? Then in Fort Edward , NY went to a friends house and saw a fisher cat in her backyard the neighboring farmer is missing 6 chickens. Is this something I should call someone to see about getting it removed I just don’t want it to get my other cat been watching her very well and don’t let her stay out alone to long I don’t onowwhat to do ? I hunt at a cabin here in central Pennsylvania, and in early April, 2012, a trail camera strapped to a tree caught a strange little creature perched on a stump. we all know you just dont walk up with your video camera running, pretty sad to have the dog off the leash!!!! 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 called for hours but he didn’t come. Two Fisher cats at 3am Their diet may also contain small birds, fruit and berries, as well as deer in the form of carrion. I personally have 2 indoor cats, but I also have 2 Chihuahuas 1 at 4-5 Pounds and the other at 8-9 Pounds. There was a news article posted in Western NY that a fisher, believed to have been out of our region for close to 100 Years had been found. About 30 years ago I heard screaming in the woods late at night. How to deter them? My dogs went crazy It is a scary sound, usually early evening till early morning enough to wake me and my dog up. The first was a young one b/c it was smaller & I thought was a cat/kitten. In one incident, a Fisher had chased a cat up a tree. The fisher eats the porcupine by flipping the dead animal over and starting with its unprotected belly. You rarely get to see something like this,,, it looks rabid to me. Saw my second fisher last night here in south eastern Mass. It is wrong to introduce animals into an area where food sources are scarce. Not leaving food out (bird seed/food, cleaning grill, dog food,etc) is a must. Fishers are agile, swift and excellent climbers, with the ability to turn their back feet nearly 180 degrees allowing them to climb head-first down trees. Contacted DNR, none have been reported in Portage but one was road killed North of me in Lake Co. 2 yrs ago.