Or maybe that fella had house cats at home.Interesting comparison to cats. I fought with animal control for years over their policy to spay and neuter feral cats amd re-release them. For exactly the behavior mentioned.
The other interesting thing there, is that Fishers are often called Fisher Cats, but, they don't primarily eat fish,,,, but, they will destroy a domestic cat every chance they get. Small teacup size dogs don't stand a chance either.
I once had an interesting encounter with one at a traditional archery event in the area of Lee, Massachusetts while walking the 3-d course. I saw a group of 7 or so shooters gathered in a big circle along one side of the trail. A very young juvenile Fisher was playing in the leaves in the circle. One guy was tossing it pieces of bagged popcorn, the Fisher would hurry to get it then go back to just playing in the leaves. But, every so often it would charge and attack the pant legs of one individual in the group. Only him, everyone else it ignored (except the popcorn). Several times it would just abruptly stop whatever it was doing and charge that one guy.
Maybe it was because the pants he was wearing were that stupid blue and black camo?
Maybe "Britsmoothie" is listening. In the tv dramas Midsommer Murders, they have on almost every show the sound of an animal screaming.I assumed it was a fox, I have seen them but never heard their call, could it be this critter you call a Fisher?Until you hear one scream while your in the woods alone, you don’t know scared. Sounds like a woman screaming
If it sounds like a woman screaming and the hair on the back of your neck stands up, then yes, it’s a fisher.Maybe "Britsmoothie" is listening. In the tv dramas Midsommer Murders, they have on almost every show the sound of an animal screaming.I assumed it was a fox, I have seen them but never heard their call, could it be this critter you call a Fisher?
I also saw one in Potter County. Two years ago, driving home, just as the sun had come up. I was maybe 20 feet away and the Fisher moved very gracefully across the dirt road in front of me. Very creepy, mean and nasty looking creature.Saw one in Potter Co. , Pa. last summer. Pa. Blame Comm. stocked these years ago statewide , now we have little small game , in the north country. Another Dunce Boy decision by the clueless idiots in govt..
Although I have never heard the scream, people I know who have and from what I have read on this thread, it does not seem like a pleasant sound.Here in northern NY they have naturally reintroduced themselves, but have always been around in low numbers. Local trappers target them. I have watched them several times, cool little animals. the only folks around here who complain about them are cat owners who let their pets out...they stand no chance against a fisher. Myself, I am on the fishers side, as I am a firm believer that if a cat is a pet, it stays inside.
They call them fisher cats because in handling them, they are very similar to a cat in build and size, and like a cat have retractable claws. I had one scream at me coming out of the woods late, several years ago. It set my hair on end and sped me along.
Haven’t heard of them being in around this part of North Carolina, but Barn Owls scream like that ( sounds a bit more like a kid screaming bloody murder than a woman though). Scared the bejesus out of my kids one night when they were locking up the chicken pen!If it sounds like a woman screaming and the hair on the back of your neck stands up, then yes, it’s a fisher.