Look closely...how many fisher do you see?
This was one of our first fisher detections of the year, and it happened to be a mother fisher scampering along a rock wall with two of her kits. Fisher love to climb on fallen logs, leaning trees, and you guessed it, rock walls! These kits are about 3 months old at this point and will stick around mom until winter comes. Typically, young males will set out first to find new stomping grounds around December or January, and females follow to live on their own by spring. Similar to their weasel and otter cousins, fisher also have a playful spirit. This photo caught one of the kits mid-leap as it tries to keep up with its sibling and mom!
3/17/2023 07:22:19 pm
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Laken Ganoe is a PhD student at the University of Rhode Island studying fisher ecology across the state of Rhode Island. She loves sharing her findings and research updates in an informative but comical way.