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Martes pennanti


I always thought of Fishers as pure carnivores, but this one was feeding on the birdseed under my feeder for almost 10 minutes tonight.

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31 Comments (1–25)

Tom15 9 years ago

Alice I think you're right. The weather has been below normal for quite a while and there's almost 3 feet of snow on the ground. Finding food must be tough.

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

I think the animals get desperate when the cold goes so long and will eat almost anything, a little like my possum.

Tom15 9 years ago

Thanks for the nice comment António.

Another awesome capture Tom,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

Tom15 9 years ago

Thanks Mark. It's surprising what shows up in the backyard at night. I'm still hoping for a bobcat:-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Fabulous spotting. Good looking animal.

Tom15 9 years ago

Thanks Ashley, kdpicturemaker and Reza. I'm in the southernmost part of its range, and am always thrilled to see one.

Congratulations !

kdpicturemaker 9 years ago

Nice one Tom15. It's an unusual & interesting looking animal.

AshleyT 9 years ago

Congrats Tom! Such a cool mammal that would be awesome to see :) And great photos of it as always!

Tom15 9 years ago

Thanks for all the nice comments and thanks Karen for choosing this Fisher as SOTD. There are so many wonderful photos from all over the world posted on Project Noah every day that are just as worthy to be chosen SOTD.

Dixie 9 years ago



JanelleL.Streed 9 years ago

Great spotting!! Congratulations, Tom15! :-)))

going-bug-gy8 9 years ago

Congrats Tom15

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Congratulations Tom. Nice series

RiekoS 9 years ago

Congratulations! 9 years ago

Great shots. Never heard of the Fisher before, so now you have shown me one. Thanks for sharing.
Don't have this animal in Illinois!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 9 years ago

Congratulation Tom! Thanks for sharing..

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 9 years ago

Congratulations on this little cutie......

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Such a cute animal. I never saw one before. I grew up on Mt. Diablo and if they are there I never got to see one!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Congratulations Tom, awesome spotting - as usual...

KarenL 9 years ago

Congrats Tom, your unusual visitor is Spotting of the Day!

The fisher is a forest-dwelling member of the weasel family native to the boreal forests of Canada and the northern United States.


Tom15 9 years ago

Thanks Fyn and Daniele. Next thing is to get a picture of one in a tree:-)

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Superb series Tom!

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Groton, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Feb 20, 2014
Submitted on Feb 21, 2014

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