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What kind of animal is this?

Posted by ffb613 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 18, 14 at 12:37

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


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RE: What kind of animal is this?

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


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


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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!) =)


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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


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


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RE: What kind of animal is this?

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!


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RE: What kind of animal is this?

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.


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RE: What kind of animal is this?

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. =)


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