Fisher – 2/26/21

Observer: Kurt Buermann

Observation Date: 2/26/21

Observation Time: 7:43 p.m.

Observation Location: Furnace St.

Common Name: Fisher

Scientific Name: Martes pennanti

Comments: Kurt Buermann mounted a motion-activated animal cam in his yard and got this video of a fisher:

Fishers are omnivorous. You can see the fisher eating raisins near the end of the video.

Fishers are sometimes referred to as fisher cats, but they do not fish and they are not cats. They are the second largest member of the weasel family in Massachusetts. Among members of the weasel family found in Massachusetts, only otters grow larger.  Males, which are larger than females, can reach 12 pounds in weight and over 3 feet in length.

Click HERE to hear what fishers sound like.

More Information: Mass Audubon