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 Post subject: Fisher tracks?
PostPosted: 08 Mar 2015, 16:23 
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Was just getting some barley from my bins for the sheep, and came across a new to me track. Well, I have seen it before, last year too. It is a two by two bounding track, just like a weasel or mink, but the tracks are about fox sized, maybe even a bit bigger. It was wandering all about the yard.

We are in a transition area between farmland and forest. Lots of woods, but we are 20 miles from the big woods to the north.

Anyone help me out on this??

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Fisher tracks?
PostPosted: 08 Mar 2015, 20:39 
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Fisher are quite common around farmland and open territory. Fisher has the same hop as the marten but only farther apart and foot prints are larger. But I have seen where large martin can be confused with a small female fisher.

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here is a set of fisher tracks from a few years back before the snow started.


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 Post subject: Re: Fisher tracks?
PostPosted: 08 Mar 2015, 22:26 
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That is them. Thanks. The individual tracks are as I said bigger than a fox, smaller than a yote. I have seen one in my life, caught in another trappers snare, and have only seen these tracks twice.

Maybe we have a few around. I always thought of them as a big woods critter...

Should set for them next year.


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