Wildlife Wednesday [Exciting Find]
I always seem to say “I had an amazing day yesterday” but this time I really had “an amazing day yesterday”!!! I was traveling through Allegany State Park and noticed an unusual dark fuzzy thing crossing the road (around 9am in the morning)! This mammal was something that very few have had an opportunity to see and for a second I couldn’t believe my eyes . . . could it have been?? Yes – it was!! ! I know they are in this area of the state and during the summer nights, I regularly hear them vocalizing around the house!! But, I couldn’t believe I was seeing one crossing the road!! Obviously I am still in an Awww!! I quickly started pulling my camera from my backpack and hoped to capture its picture. This furry thing moved so swiftly into the woods and by the time I had my camera ready to capture this moment . . . . the critter was gone! I was left with only a memory in my mind!!
Photo of a Fisher from Wikipedia
This mammal was just a little smaller than a coyote and a little larger than a fox. Its fur was very dark redish/brown and had a long fluffy tail. It moved quickly across the road with an unusual hop/run style, to only disappeared into the woods as quickly as it arrived. If you have not figured it out yet . . . this unusual creature was a Fisher (Martes pennanti). I am honored to share this amazing mammal with everyone on this Wildlife Wednesday! If you missed it from my excitement . . . . Fisher – (CHECK)
Once again, thanks to Young Naturalist J for the Wildlife Wednesday idea (his today post is on the Ruddy Turnstone). If you get the opportunity, be sure to visit his other post on “A Walk in the Creek“.
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