An elusive creature that is mostly nocturnal, the fisher is the second-largest weasel in North America after the wolverine. The fisher is known as a highly successful land predator, but they are also very comfortable in trees and travelling amongst the canopies.
Photo Credit: Chase Gunnell / CNW
Did you know?
The fisher is not named after its ability to catch fish, but its name is derived from the word “fiche” a European word for a similar species, the polecat.
Fishers can turn their hind feet 180 degrees, enabling them to walk down a tree headfirst – a technique used for hunting porcupines.
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