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Do you know what animal this might be?

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jwingman 07-Apr-21
fdp 07-Apr-21
Trailsend 07-Apr-21
jwingman 07-Apr-21
Live2Hunt 07-Apr-21
DanaC 07-Apr-21
Bellaodin 07-Apr-21
DanaC 07-Apr-21
George D. Stout 07-Apr-21
Lucas 07-Apr-21
Runner 07-Apr-21
Jim Keller 07-Apr-21
Big Sig 07-Apr-21
Runner 07-Apr-21
broken arrow 07-Apr-21
Pa Steve 07-Apr-21
Runner 07-Apr-21
Ranger Joe 07-Apr-21
fishin coyote 07-Apr-21
Pdiddly 07-Apr-21
Codjigger 07-Apr-21
Codjigger 07-Apr-21
Jeff Durnell 07-Apr-21
GLF 07-Apr-21
GLF 07-Apr-21
pipcount 07-Apr-21
Live2Hunt 07-Apr-21
George D. Stout 07-Apr-21
Ken Taylor 07-Apr-21
ron w 07-Apr-21
Big Sig 07-Apr-21
altitude sick 07-Apr-21
bodymanbowyer 07-Apr-21
Codjigger 07-Apr-21
sir misalots 07-Apr-21
Pdiddly 07-Apr-21
Yooper-traveler 07-Apr-21
spike78 07-Apr-21
crookedstix 07-Apr-21
monkeyball 07-Apr-21
NBK 07-Apr-21
monkeyball 07-Apr-21
reb 07-Apr-21
Timberking 07-Apr-21
nowheels 07-Apr-21
babysaph 07-Apr-21
nowheels 07-Apr-21
nowheels 07-Apr-21
Runner 07-Apr-21
mahantango 08-Apr-21
Jeff Durnell 08-Apr-21
Codjigger 08-Apr-21
Runner 08-Apr-21
Runner 08-Apr-21
scienceguy 08-Apr-21
Wayne Hess 08-Apr-21
Live2Hunt 08-Apr-21
Kwikdraw 08-Apr-21
TrapperKayak 08-Apr-21
TrapperKayak 08-Apr-21
Scooby-doo 08-Apr-21
Yellah Nocks 08-Apr-21
Ranger Joe 08-Apr-21
Live2Hunt 08-Apr-21
pipcount 08-Apr-21
Juancho 08-Apr-21
DanaC 09-Apr-21
Lawdy 09-Apr-21
Mike E 09-Apr-21
jwingman 09-Apr-21
Runner 09-Apr-21
Runner 09-Apr-21
From: jwingman
Date: 07-Apr-21

jwingman's embedded Photo



Do any of you know what this animal might be. For comparison, the plastic pipe behind it is about 4 feet long. Part of the head got cut off in the picture and this was the only one I got on the trail cam of this critter. I have never seen it before or anything like it. I live in New York about 2-3 miles from Lake Ontario. Let me know what you think. jwingman

From: fdp
Date: 07-Apr-21




It looks a whole lot like a Martin.

From: Trailsend Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 07-Apr-21




Pine Martin For surely

From: jwingman
Date: 07-Apr-21




Do Pine Martins get 5 feet long with their tail? I know nothing about them but that pipe behind it is 12 inches in diameter and 3- 4 feet long.

From: Live2Hunt
Date: 07-Apr-21




Fisher

From: DanaC
Date: 07-Apr-21




I second 'fisher'.

From: Bellaodin
Date: 07-Apr-21




Looks like a Fisher Cat..

From: DanaC
Date: 07-Apr-21




Have seen them in VT and MA so NY, sure.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 07-Apr-21




It's a Fisher.

From: Lucas
Date: 07-Apr-21




Fisher, what state?

From: Runner
Date: 07-Apr-21




Fisher for sure.

From: Jim Keller
Date: 07-Apr-21




Yep. Fisher

From: Big Sig
Date: 07-Apr-21




Pine Martin is my guess

From: Runner
Date: 07-Apr-21




Pine "Marten" are not that color.

A quick google search of the two will show the difference.

From: broken arrow
Date: 07-Apr-21




fisher cat

From: Pa Steve
Date: 07-Apr-21




A fisher can and do eat marten. Fisher's can be vicious predators. Due to the size it's most likely a fisher.

From: Runner
Date: 07-Apr-21




The two are related but not as closely as was once thought. A fisher can push four feet in length and 20 pounds.

From: Ranger Joe
Date: 07-Apr-21




I agree its a large Fisher

From: fishin coyote
Date: 07-Apr-21




It's a fisher and looks bigger than it is due to the camera angle

From: Pdiddly
Date: 07-Apr-21




100% a fisher. I have seen both marten and fisher up close and marten are much smaller and a different colour.

From: Codjigger
Date: 07-Apr-21




It's a fisher, one tough animal, I trapped a few years ago. I once surprised one on the bank of a creek where he was feeding on a muskrat which he had killed

From: Codjigger
Date: 07-Apr-21




He ran up a tree and from that vantage point proceeded to tell me what he thought of me for interrupting his dinner. Jigger

From: Jeff Durnell
Date: 07-Apr-21




Yep, fisher.

From: GLF
Date: 07-Apr-21




Its a fisher. They get 3 to 4 ft for a male. Martins are much smaller. Lol and not fisher cat, just fisher.

From: GLF
Date: 07-Apr-21




Fishers are pretty common in the US along the eastern Canadian border.

From: pipcount
Date: 07-Apr-21




I tried a "Google reverse image search" for fun.. google's AI says this is a Fisher. I was wondering how good it was, amazing.

Pretty neat- On your computer, open a web browser, like Chrome or Safari. Go to https://images.google.com/ Click on the camera icon in the search bar area Click Upload an image and then Choose file or Browse. Select a picture from your computer. Click Open or Choose.

From: Live2Hunt
Date: 07-Apr-21




I said it first!!!!

From: George D. Stout
Date: 07-Apr-21




You get the points then Live2Hunt. ;) We have them around here as well.

From: Ken Taylor
Date: 07-Apr-21




I just saw this thread, so there's not much point in me posting - but it's absolutely beyond a shadow of doubt a fisher... and if those dimensions are correct, it's most likely a male.

From: ron w Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 07-Apr-21




Yep fisher, saw a few while hunting in the Adirondacks !! They will kill a fawn in the spring if they get the chance !! Pretty cool predator !

From: Big Sig
Date: 07-Apr-21




I take it back. Not a pine marten. Those that said Fischer are correct ?????

From: altitude sick
Date: 07-Apr-21




Fisher 20’ in front of a 12” diameter 3-4’ long plastic culvert

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 07-Apr-21




Kool, something I don't see around here in the heartland. JF

From: Codjigger
Date: 07-Apr-21




I trapped a dog,fisher as we called the males, that was over 20lbs, the males are much bigger than the females but the fur of the female is much nicer and is more valuable. Jigger

From: sir misalots
Date: 07-Apr-21




fisher cat

From: Pdiddly
Date: 07-Apr-21




I was sitting in a stand in big timber up north and had one run right up to within ten yards from me, then climb 15 feet up a slick smooth bark maple faster than a squirrel, leaving claw marks in the bark!

He then proceeded to tell me in no uncertain terms what he thought of me having my butt parked in his backyard! Did that for a minute, came back down and the. walked ( not ran) away, looking over his shoulder once or twice.

Impressive creatures...a fearless and efficient predator that, like all of the other members of the weasel family, punches way above their weight!

I see around one a year...they’re around but keep to themselves.

From: Yooper-traveler
Date: 07-Apr-21




Fisher. I see them constantly up here. I had two last year that would raid my bear bait. I

From: spike78
Date: 07-Apr-21




Fisher period no such animal as a fisher cat!

From: crookedstix
Date: 07-Apr-21




You can also call it a pekan.

From: monkeyball
Date: 07-Apr-21




Fisher all day long!

Pine Martins are not very much difference in size than a nice Mink. You get one over two feet and you have a Pope and Young Martin.

This is one.....

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: NBK
Date: 07-Apr-21




Fisher. Amazing animals. The honey badgers of our northwoods. We use box traps for them on felled trees and they love to eat porcupines! ;)

From: monkeyball
Date: 07-Apr-21




And fishers are total destruction on turkey polts......

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: reb
Date: 07-Apr-21




Fisher cat.

From: Timberking
Date: 07-Apr-21




100% Fisher

From: nowheels
Date: 07-Apr-21




“I tried a "Google reverse image search" for fun.. google's AI says this is a Fisher. I was wondering how good it was, amazing. Pretty neat- On your computer, open a web browser, like Chrome or Safari. Go to https://images.google.com/ Click on the camera icon in the search bar area Click Upload an image and then Choose file or Browse. Select a picture from your computer. Click Open or Choose.”

Pipcount, I tried that and google was more interested in the pipe than the Fisher. At least I now know what a cylinder is :-)

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 07-Apr-21




It’s my beloved dog. He got loose

From: nowheels
Date: 07-Apr-21




About 2 results (0.66 seconds)

Image size: 610 × 605 No other sizes of this image found. Possible related search: cylinder

From: nowheels
Date: 07-Apr-21




I give up. I tried to imbed the link where Google said the image was a cylinder, but it wouldn’t copy and paste. They’ll probably censor me know for making fun of them.

From: Runner
Date: 07-Apr-21




Well it is more dominant in the picture.

From: mahantango
Date: 08-Apr-21




Yup, one ran across the road in front of me on my way to work last week.

From: Jeff Durnell
Date: 08-Apr-21




We have them here in western Pa too.

From: Codjigger
Date: 08-Apr-21




One spring while making maple syrup i shot a porcupine and left it belly up for the fisher,in a couple of days he ate it from the inside through the belly, leaving nothing but a skin with quills. Jigger.

From: Runner
Date: 08-Apr-21




There is a large species of Marten on the other side of the pond that is similar to the Fisher and it will hunt in pairs or small packs. Imagine three of those working together.

From: Runner
Date: 08-Apr-21




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-throated_marten

From: scienceguy
Date: 08-Apr-21




Definitely a Pekania pennanti

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 08-Apr-21

Wayne Hess's embedded Photo



Here’s a big Fisher taken in Pa.

From: Live2Hunt
Date: 08-Apr-21




Could be an aardvark?

From: Kwikdraw
Date: 08-Apr-21




Cool animal, never seen one in TX.

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 08-Apr-21




Fisher. Tons of them in NY now. I have seen over 2 dozen just in my area alone over the past 15 yrs.

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 08-Apr-21




Fisher. Tons of them in NY now. I have seen over 2 dozen just in my area alone over the past 15 yrs.

From: Scooby-doo
Date: 08-Apr-21




Fisher 100%. When I was a kid we would catch them on a occassion in a coon set or a mink set. Now they are quite common where I live in NY. I have seen a couple that were over 4ft long but most are 2-3 ft and 8-10#s. I see them every year on the farm I hunt in a bow only area. They are great hunters and has been said wreaK havoc on turkey poults and folks chickens. Shawn

From: Yellah Nocks
Date: 08-Apr-21




Absolutely a fisher cat. Had a friend sitting on a log taking a break deer hunting. Opened his sandwich looking down, he "felt" a set of eyes on him. Looking up slowly(he's a mercenary, retired)he sees sitting in front of him about Four feet away looking him straight in the eye, on of those. When eye contact was made, it locked in on his eyes. He said it made him feel like food. That is, like HE was good. He slowly set the sandwich on the ground in front of him, not knowing what else to do. The fisher calmly walked up to the sandwich and picked it up, looked at his eyes again then turned and walked away. Didn't even look back. That cat's got a set. Even moose back up from them. They will reach right through a screen and snatch a small dog or cat right off of the back of an easy chair or sofa. My friend says he wasn't too scared of the Somali's, but he was certainly scared of mr. Cat.

From: Ranger Joe
Date: 08-Apr-21




Hey Wayne- That`s one Big Meat and Potato eatin Fisher!!!

From: Live2Hunt
Date: 08-Apr-21




A buddy of mine trapped and released 16 of them one year. 4 chased him, 1 bit him. I had to release 1 out of a leg hold in the dark one year. Released his foot by using a log, grabbed him by the neck and ass end and threw him to the other side of the creek. LOL, did not know what was going to happen at that point, he was on the bank starring at me, and I at him. Then, he just turned and ran away. Was glad I did not have to wrestle a Fisher in a creek in the dark before work.

From: pipcount
Date: 08-Apr-21




Nowheels- I saved the image, then edited it a bit by cropping to just keep what had the animal. That eliminated the culvert :)

AI is Artificially stupid Intelligence at times. reducing images to JUST what you are interested in helps.

First time I uploaded I had saved the image with title "Fisher".. so it maybe cheated. Tried again, but the first try may have biased its response.

If it doesn't work for you we learn that the AI cheated with me. Now I am curious.

From: Juancho
Date: 08-Apr-21




Fisher. I have seen a few in my property here in Ontario. Had one stalk me for a while on a squirrel hunt , from the other side of a stream.

From: DanaC
Date: 09-Apr-21




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher_(animal)

From: Lawdy
Date: 09-Apr-21




Fisher

From: Mike E
Date: 09-Apr-21




Never have seen one here in OH, don't know if we even have them. Do they have color phases?

From: jwingman
Date: 09-Apr-21




Thanks for all the input and follow up by everyone. After looking up pictures of Fisher there is no doubt in my mind what it is. I talked to another hunter in the local area and he had two of them on video. The smaller was almost all black. I am assuming it was a female and the larger one may have been the same as the one in my picture. Very large and color markings just the same. Very interesting animal. I hope they don't mess up our turkey population. It has been pretty good on my property the last few years. I hope I get to see them again. - jwingman

From: Runner
Date: 09-Apr-21




The color varies but not really to the point where you might call it a color phase. The color variation is more from male to female.

From: Runner
Date: 09-Apr-21




Fishers are apparently returning to Ohio.





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