Killer Cat Thief: The Fisher Scream
Many people in Vermont have claimed to hear fishers, but Dan puts it to the test.
This video appears to be incorrect. Here is a link to a video showing a Fisher in the act of screaming:
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!
@Nic Greve You are right...
here is a video of a fisher screaming:
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
How do you explain this, Dan? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-GcSbwYRgw
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!!!
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! :)