Fisher – 6/4/20

Observer: Eric Zaniewski

Observation Date: 6/4/20

Observation Time: 3:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Old Post Road

Common Name: Fisher

Scientific Name: Martes pennanti

Comments: Eric Zaniewski spotted this fisher while bicycling along Old Post Road, and managed to get this remarkable photo.

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

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More Information: New Hampshire Fish & Game