Oct 232015
 

A neighbour tells us he saw a Fisher along the Otonabee shoreline just north of Hiawatha at Kent’s Bay! We have noted the rabbit population is diminished. Also our cat disappeared in early August, I had let him out early morning, still dark.
MNR state they are unaware of Fishers along the Otonabee – specifically Kent’s Bay.

Sharon Simpkin, Kent’s Bay

Fisher 10-22-14 - Heather Watson

Fisher 10-22-14 – Heather Watson

Fisher in snowstorm - by ForestWander

Fisher in snowstorm – by ForestWander

Fisher - Wikipedia

Fisher – Wikipedia

Dec 232014
 

I am trying to identify the source of the footprints in my back yard. All I can come up with is Wolverine or baby Black Bear, but my knowledge of the habitat and development of both these animals tells me that is impossible. Each paw is approximately 4”, maybe 5”, a guess because I forgot to bring my tape measure along with me when I went out to photograph them. In hopes you can help solve this mystery! Nancy Eaton

Fisher tracks - Nancy Eaton

Fisher tracks – Nancy Eaton

Fisher tracks 2 - Nancy Eaton

Fisher tracks 2 – Nancy Eaton

Fisher tracks 3 - Nancy Eaton

Fisher tracks 3 – Nancy Eaton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: I forwarded the pictures and description to local track expert, Don McLeod. Here is Don’s reply:

“The tracks in Nancy’s photos look to me like Fisher. Here is a link to one of my albums from 2013 when I took many photos of tracks along a single trail made by a Fisher. Here is another album with Fisher tracks in poor snow conditions.”

 

Nov 012014
 

Early on the morning of October 22, 2014, I was able to get a picture of a Fisher by using a night vision trail camera. The picture was taken off the 5th line of Douro on Lynch’s Rock Road.   Heather Watson

Fisher 10-22-14 - Heather Watson

Fisher 10-22-14 – Heather Watson

Fisher 10-22-14 - Heather Watson

Fisher 10-22-14 – Heather Watson