The fisher cat is aNorth 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. 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.
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Are Fisher Cats felines?
Despite commonly being referred to as fisher cats, a fisher is not a feline nor do they catch fish. Fishers (Martes pennanti) are the second-largest member of the weasel family found in Massachusetts, after the North American River Otter.
Is a Fisher a cat or a weasel?
Fishers, are part of the weasel family, NOT feline family. Some people confuse them for part of the cat family because of their shape and size. From a distance, they can resemble a cat especially with their bushy tail. But make no mistake, a fisher is part of the weasel family. Take a good look at it face and you will see.
What happened to a fisherman’s cat?
My father has witnessed Fishers hunting and killing these otherwise wild and tough cats. In one incident, a Fisher had chased a cat up a tree. When the cat couldn climb any higher, it jumped. The Fisher jumped as well.
Are there Fisher Cats in the woods?
We have fisher cats in the woods of our back yard. We didnt know that we were actually looking at fisher cats until I saw this site and the pics are exactly what we saw. They were dark brown with long tails. I thought they were weasels. It was about 2 in the afternoon and they were in the trees.