What kind of animal is this?

ffb613June 18, 2014

We often have opossums and raccoons in our backyard, but what is this? We live in CT.

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fhfchrish

That looks like a Fisher (Martes pennanti). Cool sighting.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 4:00PM
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hostacats

He's a cutie. How long did he stay in your yard???

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 11:07PM
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ffb613

He was chased up a tree by my neighbor's dog, he hung out there all day and was gone in the morning. My kids thought it was really cool (it was!) =)

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 1:58PM
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hostacats

That is so sweet. Is it something that lives where you are??? Which state are you in??? I'm in Canada and I doubt we have any here where I live.

michelle

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 2:23PM
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lazy_gardens

The good news ... they eat SQUIRRELS!!!!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 1:08PM
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ffb613

I don't think they are so common in my area (New Haven), probably in the many woods in CT, but my area is not rural at all....
As for the squirrels, actually my neighbor was concerned that it was responsible for some recent attacks on his chickens =(. He seems to be long gone now, though. He certainly is cute!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 8:27PM
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hostacats

I've never heard of squirrels attacking chickens, but....you never know. I grew up on a farm and for us was always the foxes and coyotes we had to worry about.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 2:44PM
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ffb613

No, I was replying to lazygarden's post that the fisher cats are good because they eat squirrels, and saying that the fisher cat may have been responsible for eating the chickens. =)

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 12:33AM
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