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The Fisher Scream

Many people in Vermont have claimed to hear fishers, but Dan puts it to the test.

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Killer Cat Thief: The Fisher Scream

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Many people in Vermont have claimed to hear fishers, but Dan puts it to the test.

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Nic Greve
Nic Greve

I have lived in southern/northern Vermont my whole life and have seen and heard fishers since I was a small boy. We have had lots of trouble with fishers getting into our chicken coops (foxes as well). I have heard fishers for hours calling on the edges of fields and then actually seen them cross the fields to get to the barns 100%fisher sighting.We do also have beautiful foxes they are in the same area (for easy food of course) however I have never seen a fox while a fisher is around screaming a fox wants nothing to do with a fisher. I heard a fisher screaming for about 20 min a month back then heard a tremendous battle and the next morning found a raccoon torn apart partially eaten from the belly. What would have done this?...not a fox screaming or killing a coon. I'm no expert but fishers scream and make the hair on your neck stand up!

Dianne Melcher
Dianne Melcher

Live in MA   Have heard what people say is a fisher,  heard it the other night, might be a red fox, do have them in the back and have seen them, never seen a Fisher, neighbor said he saw one, with his dead cat. Don't know, but sound was chilling

James Boyhen
James Boyhen

I live in Whitingham Vt - saw a fisher cat last Sunday afternoon - about 3 pm

M. Waters
M. Waters

I live in Rhode Island and fisher cats have been seen and heard in my area. I can't believe that Nat Geo got it sooo wrong. It does sound like a Tasmanian Devil!!!

Kevin Baker
Kevin Baker

Hello

Terry you have most certainly heard a fisher scream!.. I am shocked that a Nat Geo Wild video would post a video that is so misinformed!.. I have just watched and listen to a fisher scream at a Wildlife Rescue called Cape Wildlife Rescue.  They have a pair of Fishers on Video with a blood curdling screams that are at the rescue together. Please click on the following youtube link and you will see and hear for yourselves! :)  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-GcSbwYRgw