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Fisher cat spotted in tree on JP/West Roxbury line

Jamaica Plain News talks to a guy who was walking his dog when they encountered the beast. No harm came to anyone; and yes, there are pics (well, a pic) so it did happen.

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Not "fisher cat".

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Fisher cat is a pretty common colloquialism in parts of New England that see these guys. I know it makes wildlife people cringe though, because of its inaccuracy.

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Fishermen don't like being confused with these animals. The things don't even have to get a license!

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishing_cat Prionailurus viverrinus

(which are larger cats that happen to like fishing)

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   IMAGE(https://elmercatdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/fisher.png)

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I'd vote more like, "Creepy!"

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how it’s not intimidated at all by the guy or his Lab—no shy wildlife here. Those things will f up even a big dog.

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A couple months back there was a dead one on W Milton St. in Readville. I saw its face when I drove by and thought it was a cryptid because I'd never seen anything like it before in 20 years of living in Boston!

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See one live and up close , they exude pure evil!

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Even when they are not screaming!

I'm glad the ones in the Fells seem to have retreated into the woodlands. They killed several cats and dogs a couple years back.

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dogs and cats = food

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The Fisher is a mustelid (weasel family), not a feline. I can understand the confusion, though -- both are agile and like to kill things.

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not a guy, who spotted the fisher.

But do visit the woods. A great urban woodland.

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... a few years ago. Definitely creepy.

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Definitely creepy.

I bet!!

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