Fisher – 2/13/09

Observer: Michael Tranavitch

Observation Date: 2/13/09

Observation Time: 2:45 p.m.

Observation Location: Pine Street, Sharon

Common Name: Fisher

Scientific Name: Martes pennanti

Comments: Appeared in backyard near deck. The fisher is the second largest member of the weasel family found in Massachusetts; only the river otter is larger. Although many people call them “fisher cats,” the name is inappropriate. They are neither members of the feline family, nor do they catch fish.

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