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Old 10-02-2011, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Dade City, Fl.
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saw my first Fisher the other morning on my way to work around 6:30. Have to admit I didn't know what it was until I looked it up on the pc. I hear they are ferocious animals.....this one looked to be about 3 feet long.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:31 AM
 
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Ever hear one, I remember the first time I heard one....I thought someone was being murdered behind the house. Went back there, gun drawn, waiting to confront someone and found nothing. Later did I find out it was a fishercat....

Hear a Fisher Cat Sound and Audio – Sounds it Makes | Fisher Cat Screech
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Ever hear one, I remember the first time I heard one....I thought someone was being murdered behind the house. Went back there, gun drawn, waiting to confront someone and found nothing. Later did I find out it was a fishercat....

Hear a Fisher Cat Sound and Audio – Sounds it Makes | Fisher Cat Screech
Sounds like a fox to me. I'm not convinced that any of those tapes is a fisher. Many of the comments reflected the same view.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:59 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Have to agree with BangorMe, sounds like a red fox to me as well.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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scary sound though, I thought it was a woman being murdered. Once I got closer to the sound it was coming from overhead. Never saw the source, but was relieved it was not what I thought.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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First time I saw one it was crossing the dump road in front of my vehicle. I stepped just outside the door to watch it saunter off into the woods, peeking over it's shoulder at me now and then. Told the hubby and he reciting all these stories and warnings about how ferocious they are.
So the next time I saw one, I was sitting in the deer stand 2oft off the ground. Fisher walked by, all the while I was about to pee my pants wondering if I had enough space to aim the rifle directly down when it came at me. The fisher never broke stride or showed any notice of my presence.
Then the dog treed a youndg one one day while he and the hubby were doing their regular a.m. hike.


I think fishers are probably especially ferocious for cats and ****zhus.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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So the next time I saw one, I was sitting in the deer stand 2oft off the ground. Fisher walked by, all the while I was about to pee my pants wondering if I had enough space to aim the rifle directly down when it came at me. The fisher never broke stride or showed any notice of my presence.
I'm having a hard time imagining a fisher being dangerous to humans unless you cornered one, tried to steal one of its babies, or tried to pick one up.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Houlton
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I saw one the summer before last while walking my dog. It walked across the street about 50 feet ahead of me. My dog was going nuts wanting to go after it. I have a Chow and they can be pretty ferocious themselves and have no doubt she could take down a fisher, but I'm sure she would be hurting afterwards.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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I saw one the summer before last while walking my dog. It walked across the street about 50 feet ahead of me. My dog was going nuts wanting to go after it. I have a Chow and they can be pretty ferocious themselves and have no doubt she could take down a fisher, but I'm sure she would be hurting afterwards.
Your chow could not take down a fisher. Not even close.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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Bangorme is right. Fishers are kin to wolverines. They can "take down" any domestic dog. A pack of dogs would be a different story. Ask any racoon hunter about the ferocity of a cornered raccoon. A solitary dog doesn't stand a chance against what Nature built to fend for itself in the wilds.
At any rate, yeah, I'm convinced they will avoid rather than confront any human except in the most dire scenarios.

And they are kinda cute, like cuddly weasels.
I saw a weasel for the first time in the woods this year. He stood his ground and gave me pause.
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