The fisher is closely related to, but larger than, the American marten (Martes americana). 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. This is an animal that ,despite it’s size, can cause serous injury to larger animals. as that can be a sign of a sick fisher – which can taken care of by the DEP). During recent decades, fisher populations have expanded into highly fragmented, human altered forest ecosystems throughout many areas of the northeast, including Pennsylvania. Sounded lika a woman either getting killed pr laid. I heard a fisher last night at 2:45am- it woke me from a sound sleep and scared the crap out of me. sine one in north east ohio. Each of the Fisher’s feet have five toes with semi-retractable claws. i never seen a cat like that until my cat ran from 1 the other night.i opened the door n she ran up stairs n under the bed. First one was about 10 years ago. I personally have 2 indoor cats, but I also have 2 Chihuahuas 1 at 4-5 Pounds and the other at 8-9 Pounds. i ran around trying to find the source but i saw nothing. thank goodness ! neighbor called to say there was a fisher in her yard and it headed towards our yard and to keep an eye on our dog. The color still puzzles me, anyone seen any of simular color. 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. There was an article in our local paper, in Ridgefield, CT, about an alarming rise in missing domestic cats. Our area is overrun with deer who have eaten virtually any and all habitat for rabbits, squirrels, and small and large ground fowl. They have been seen here in the daytime in NE PA Susquehanna Co. they are out day & night….not afraid of human. Have a lot of coyotes, fox, and raccoons around here and it was non of them. They should have scooped it up in a net and brought it to a wildlife center. They were advancing side by side and got to within about 8 ft of me. I’d been playing the sound for anyone who would listen, asking them if they could identify what it was. They were contemplating an attack on myself and my dog but did not. Was in Indian Lake. It’s a good thing that they prey on stray cats and dogs (as any ecologically minded person knows the havoc feral animals play with small mammal/bird/lizard/amphibian population) but not so great that they are killing our chickens in broad daylight, 100 yds from where we are working, silently carrying off 3 at a time. Like a half inch deep and 2 inches around. Its fur is the color of dark chocolate, and is coveted by hunters. Is that what to my pet chicken I thought only people ate chicken not fishers? 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). MORONS. I have seen three fisher cats within this last year. As observed by Robert G. Snyder in the Adirondack mountains of New York, a fisher first approaches from the direction the porcupine is facing. My cat is a master of darting and sneaking out of the house. RICHMOND, MA – Killer Fisher Cats are attacking cats, dogs, bears, horses and humans in the Berkshires. To the heartless individuals who felt the cats got what they asked for or the owners were asking for it letting the cats out. 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). When I was walking near the railroad tracks, near woods and farmland. Dark brown and some black . They are not afraid and yes they are very very fast. The B.C. 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. These animals are not aggressive by nature; that said – we need to be smart about our surroundings. We are close to Pittsburg. But make no mistake, a fisher is part of the weasel While I don’t condone name calling- how “unexpected” was it if you have time to capture the whole thing on video? What is wrong with people who see wildlife and want to kill it? Zoologists are skeptical, suggesting other animals could be responsible, observing that it would be difficult for fishers to migrate into the area. they will eat your little dogs too.. be very not walk them at nite they have no fear just hunger. 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. They attack our children. 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 wonder. They were intending to attack. So I have been puzzled for a while about what I saw. Fishers are a medium-size mammal. The Official Site of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats New Hampshire Fisher Cats. There, I saw an animal I had never seen, and never heard of. Don’t go there again…………….they will attack…they are not afraid of you. My diary farmer neighbor has seen fishercats and when I related my story to him, that’s what he thought them to be. We have a fisher living in our area, which is Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. First time I saw it I wasn’t sure what I was looking at. Up here in Northern Vermont, we see Fisher Cats, but they are rare – because they are afraid of people. Of course, there are foxes, coyotes and a hunter told me he saw bobcat scat as well. They are not afraid of humans. Pictures taken and seen in Lake Ariel, PA. i think it was coming from behind my neighboors house. 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. Cats are medium-size mammals, so cats fit within fishers’ potential prey. The fisher exhibits the typical “weasel” shape with a long, slender body, short legs, and furred tail. I called for hours but he didn’t come. I have heard the sound of the fisher and have never heard such a thing before. get a license in Pa special permit Dec 18 to 24………………. Not sure if it was a fix, fisher cat or something else though. I would think that as an “evolutionary biologist”, you would say “let the dog maul the fisher baby to death”. I saw a fisher today in the area of the Adams and Cheshire line in western Mass on rt. Not happy that it was a a dead one. The tail is quite bushy. The fisher cat would take a bird, go hide it and then come back for another. They will not go outside. They average 32 to 40 inches in length, including a tapering, 12 to 16-inch tail.The males are considerably larger than the females. While fishers and mountain lions are the only regular predators of porcupines, the fisher is the only predator to have a specialized killing technique. 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. Male fishers are larger in size than the females. We have a large indoor/outdoor cat (once feral but now a wonderful pet) that seems to not be bothered by it because she sat about 8 ft away and just watched it eat. I am a little concerned by hearing they MIGHT eat my pets. Cats do terrible things to the ecosystem. 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. As obviously poison. The best bait for fishers has a strong smell and is found in their typical diet. They say it almost sounds like a kid screaming? The Fisher Cat Diet . It is well adapted for climbing and has sharp, retractable claws similar to those of a domestic cat. In the most general sense, fisher occupy forests with abundant downed woody debris or other structure on the forest floor. Saw one for the first time a couple days ago and then again today. $14.99 0 bids Looked up sounds on Youtube…..exactly what I heard. Look I Nguyen for rats. The fisher cat is a North American marten, a medium sized mustelid.The fisher is agile in trees and has a slender body that allows it to pursue prey into hollow trees or burrows in the ground. Thanks. 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. When I called for them only three came. I was very frightened. Just found out that there are fisher cats in western Pennsylvania. Their primary prey include hares, rabbits, squirrels, mice, shrews, and porcupines. We did manage to see one in the daytime on our property. Its diet also includes fruits and sometimes nuts . Late one night, I recorded the sound of a strange scream with my cell phone. No, I do not think you are completely believing in evolutionary nonsense. 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. Now I figure it was a fisher. Fishers don’t look like tabby cats… They are not a striped like tabby cats are. I have read that they don’t really go after cats, but are deadly to porcupines. 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). Fishers are elusive, forest-dwelling members of the weasel family with long, slim bodies, short legs, rounded ears and bushy tails. Great news! I think those people did pretty well in that situation. So creepy I nearly died of fright. Definitely not cat or dog! Their diet may also contain small birds, fruit and berries, as well as deer in the form of carrion. Any comments? Your baby can "clean," count, and crawl all around with the Laugh & Learn Crawl-After Cat on a Vac from Fisher-Price. I hope you get eaten by a wild animal. The fisher is agile in trees and has a slender body that allows it to pursue prey into hollow trees or burrows in the ground. Got my husband to come listen and it was obvious a cat was being killed. Males weigh around 12 lbs, and female… After about 5 minutes the coyote took off and eventually the fisher cat came,down. My first guess was a fisher, but I was a little skeptical, considering I have never heard of one in the area. 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. Why are they so different looking and how do I get rid of it? I screamed to scare it off and that worked. I always bring my cats in. 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. you need to find the holes that they are using to get in and seal off with metal…………..these are bad news……….vicious………….killers. heres an idea, keep your animals inside? I heard the most awful cry, almost had a human quality about it, scared me to death. Cat hairs were found in only one of over 1,000 stomachs. Also will they approach a human or are they afraid of humans? This guy found an injured baby Fisher Cat while walking his dog in Massachusetts. It frightens me because I have a small dog. Most people don’t even know what they are. You rarely get to see something like this,,, it looks rabid to me. Found some articles that indicated the color can vary from light to dark. Can’t wait for some snow so we can back track it to see. SORRY GET A DOG. Fisher cats are smart and they will learn from failed attempts. I live in North Stonington, Ct and every Aug-Nov the Fisher cats come into the State Forrest behind our house. This footage captures a fisher-cat close up, and also records the curious squealing sound that it makes Share this video: See a fisher up close and hear the alien sound it makes. This morning when I went out to let them out, I went into the barn to throw them some feed. It is a scary sound, usually early evening till early morning enough to wake me and my dog up. 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! We raise peacocks here and last week one came up missing. About 30 years ago I heard screaming in the woods late at night. That was scary. they want to kill your dog. Now I feel better knowing that they are indeed in this area. – make no mistake folks and forget the folk tales, the Fisher is a predatory and aggressive animal. Their body shape is long, thin, and low to the ground. Are they even something to worry about, or should they be just disregarded unless they show unusual behavior where animal control should be alerted? I can’t write what I feel except your a poor example of a human being. Vintage 1999 Fisher Price Puffalumps Pink Baby COW 10" Nylon Plush Toy. the next nite was awakened by 2 animals fightin in the was 2 huge fisher cats.i chased them w/ a flashlight breakin up the i know y my little 7lb cat smells the air when she goes out..makin her dash right back in..well i guess shes never to go out again at nite.u r not suppose to let your animals out after nite anyway… becareful people!!! I live in the country side of VA. Trap a fisher cat. 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 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. Coyotes are the far more likely culprit. Broken paws and and a tail . i don’t live near woods. I’ve never seen one of these fisher cats but I heard a noise that sounded like a fisher cat screech. Fishers are solitary hunters. Thanks! I’m not sure how to describe it but it sounded like it was something being attacked, while also mating, while also sounding like a guinea pig squealing. Sure enough, that’s exactly what it sounds like, but I live in central Pennsylvania! Live in the southern part of upstate NY. family. We have fisher cats in the woods of our back yard. Neighbor cat never found. Fishers have a long body, and it always looks stockier compared to most other mustelids owing to its long fur. It was on a tree branch outside of my bedroom and was making this eerie crying/screaming/squealing sound. I got a photo of it but through two panes of glass and a screen, and the animal half in strong shadow the picture is not the best. While there's no evidence to prove how the fisher does the dirty work, Kays says the grisly act is right in line with the carnivore's impressive skills. it was big and fast, they don’t like humans and it was rare to see one in the daylight. 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 . Fishers are also excellent tree climbers, effectively cutting off the cat’s typical escape route. youre obviously an animal hater. Live in Fletcher, VT and have heard the stories of them being around. 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. It has a broad head, a pointed snout, and small ears. The beige cat fisher with a rod is sitting and fishing in the phone. 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. I have heard their call before, but this was the first time that it sounded like a guinea pig squeaking/squealing, and also seeing the outline of it’s body. It was quite large and very black. There are no porcipines. So creepy.. It wasn’t our cat (ours is indoors at night and a good part of the day) but I wouldn’t be surprised if i see a “cat missing” sign in the near future if it’s hanging around at night in North Stonington. It ran up a tree and the coyote waited at the bottom for it. Many evenings my dogs sit on our back yard and bark continuely, and my neighbor has sheep, chickens, and other small animals. Today it went cruising through my yard and down the driveway while I was having my morning coffee. The fisher (Pekania pennanti) is a small, carnivorous mammal native to North America. It is hard since i do let them out, never at night but my husband lets them out in the early morning. Would love to see one, but from the safety of my home outside the window. Marge Geisler says: May 28, 2009 at 9:20 pm Saw 3 fisher cats crossing Route 6A in Brewster, Ma around 9P.M. It is so… Very little solid (as in almost Zero) that Fishers attack and eat domestic cats or dogs.

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