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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:39 am    Post subject: Fisher? Reply with quote

I think its a Fisher. What do you think?



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it might be a Fisher or it could also be a mink. There is no real good thing to compare it to for size. Plus the face looks funny, like it doesn't have all of it's hair????
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I first thought it was a mink but having never seen one in person I looked it up. The size difference is what has me thinking its a fisher instead of a mink.

I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks its face looks funny. In person it looked like the hair on its face was just shorter and it looked silver or white in color. I think the bright noon sun reflecting off its face makes it appear bald. It looked pretty natural like it was supposed to be like that.

I guess I'm a little OCD when it comes to animal ID. It bothers me to not know what to call it. The closet thing I could find was actually a Marten but they are not supposed to be around here.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah a Pine Martin, I didn't think of that because they are supposed to be so rare and only in the Adirondaks. They are between sizes of a mink and a fisher. Ya never know anymore. Many species are doing well and expanding their ranges.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloodhounds wrote:
Ah a Pine Martin, I didn't think of that because they are supposed to be so rare and only in the Adirondaks. They are between sizes of a mink and a fisher. Ya never know anymore. Many species are doing well and expanding their ranges.


Yup...I would say Pine Martin...I have seen many...they like it around here.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was surprised to find out that Pennsylvania is part of the pine matens historic range. It is officially listed as extirpated from Pennsylvania.

Where I found this one is atleast 100 miles from the NY border. About halfway between MD and NY. I did find some articles discussing wether or not they should reintroduce the pine marten into PA but I never found anything saying if they did. I guess since its still listed as extirpated they didn't reintroduce them.

Probably just another critter they thought was gone but has been here all along.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its a fisher. They look so much alike the martin and fishers ...but fishers like to swim and this one looks ready to go
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this is PA, then it's a fisher.
They were stocked by the PGC to control the porcupines.
These fishers are multipling and are spreading all over Pa.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would explain their "discovery" of fishers in New Jersey a few years ago. Idea
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If this is PA, then it's a fisher.
They were stocked by the PGC to control the porcupines.
These fishers are multipling and are spreading all over Pa.


Yep it was in PA. I knew the PGC stocked Fishers but I never knew why.
Was it really to control the porcupine population? I have seen porcupines in PA but no where near enough to make me think their population was out of control. What kind of problems could porcupines be causing?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porkies eat tree bark and give dogs fits Evil or Very Mad . Otherwise I don't know what they do Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
I have lots and lots of porkies around here. I see dead ones all the time along the road. I even got one on my trail camera once. If the Fishers would eat them I wouldn't mind. It is when the Fishers eat my ducks I get mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fngonuts wrote:
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If this is PA, then it's a fisher.
They were stocked by the PGC to control the porcupines.
These fishers are multipling and are spreading all over Pa.


Yep it was in PA. I knew the PGC stocked Fishers but I never knew why.
Was it really to control the porcupine population? I have seen porcupines in PA but no where near enough to make me think their population was out of control. What kind of problems could porcupines be causing?


The tree companys were having a lot of problems with the porkies.
The fisher is their only natural enemy.

They were stocked in the Middle/Northern part of the state and they have really spread.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can deffinately see how porcupines could cause trouble for tree farmers but to introduce a predator seems pretty risky to me. I thought porcupines mostly ate the bark off birch trees.

This Fisher was actually raiding bird nests all summer along the banks of Tuscarora Lake. Seemed to be mostly after the Kingfishers.

I thought I read somewhere that cougars liked to eat porcupines also?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It resembles a farrot Shocked
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