​​​​http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/kids/animal-facts/fisher.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher_%28animal%29
http://www.nationaltrappers.com/fisher.html


Appearance

  • ​​related to weasel
  • light cream bibexternal image fisher.jpg
  • Weight 8kg
  • short legs
  • strong, large feet
  • hairy soles
  • sharp claws


Home

  • shelter in holes,hollow trees, logs,stumpsexternal image fisher-cathrine-raley-usfs.jpg
  • in Canada,United States,California,Pacific Northwest
  • maintain permanent den
  • only found in North America
  • prefer closed canopy forests and avoid open spaces


Foodexternal image s_porcupine.jpg

  • porcupines
  • mice
  • chipmunks
  • squirrels
  • snowshoe hares
  • fawns


Youngexternal image 200x200_cwc_fisher.jpg

  • Kits
  • fine hair
  • crawl after 3 weeks
  • dependent mother's milk for the first 8-10 weeks
  • pushed on their own
  • established their own range



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Enemies

  • bobcat
  • humans
  • lynx
  • coyotes
  • eagles
  • largeowls
  • wolves


Cool Facts

  • Females mate 6 to 8 days after birth
  • Males rarely weigh more then 14 pounds
  • Five toes register fisher tracks
  • their musk is released when it is frightened or angry
  • females weigh between 4 or 5 pounds
  • have 38 teeth
  • the hair is 1/2 to 2 inches long