Large Fisher Found in Orchard Park
Have you ever seen a fisher? This photo was taken in Orchard Park when this fisher was found dead on Powers Road.
Full grown fishers are normally 8-13 pounds. This animal weighed in at 14 pounds and 3 ounces!
I was sent this photo via Twitter and according to the source, this animal was taken for examination by DEC officers.
Fishers have few predators besides humans. They have been trapped since the 18th century for their fur. Their pelts were in such demand that they were extirpated from several parts of the United States in the early part of the 20th century. Conservation and protection measures have allowed the species to rebound, but their current range is still reduced from its historic limits.