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Thread #159332   Message #3854645
Posted By: keberoxu
12-May-17 - 01:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: a fisher-cat thread
Subject: RE: BS: a fisher-cat thread
The fisher beasties are busy in southern New England anyway.

Local press on Martha's Vineyard -- one of the better known islands -- is making much of the recent appearances, one at a time, of dead fishers on local beaches of that island.

There is much disagreement about whether or not the fisher was native; however, having its remains to identify left no doubt that the two dead animals were, indeed, fishers.

One suggestion was that the chain of islands called the Elizabeth Islands could have fishers working their way through the chain, and then a fisher on one of those islands could get somehow caught up in currents or tides, and carried by the ocean to Martha's Vineyard.

One opinion voiced in one of these reports was that fishers favor bird feeders, so as to catch and kill the birds there.