Fisher – 2/13/09
Observer: Michael Tranavitch
Observation Date: 2/13/09
Observation Time: 2:45 p.m.
Observation Location: Pine Street, Sharon
Common Name: Fisher
Scientific Name: Martes pennanti
Comments: Appeared in backyard near deck. The fisher is the second largest member of the weasel family found in Massachusetts; only the river otter is larger. Although many people call them “fisher cats,” the name is inappropriate. They are neither members of the feline family, nor do they catch fish.