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Fisher, Marten, Mink?

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Long time listener, first time caller... ;)

The length of the tail has me unsure. 

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My guess is Fisher, look at the ear size. 

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Let me add another possibility....That tail looks a lot like an otter. Any water nearby?

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That looks like a fisher.  Mink and marten will have a shorter tail and are smaller animals. This fisher has a summer coat here, but will look much larger now with a full coat.

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15 hours ago, Doc said:

Let me add another possibility....That tail looks a lot like an otter. Any water nearby?

None otter worthy. :)

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fisher no question


I've hunted almost everyday of my life.. the rest have been wasted!

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Oh yeah...fisher.  Look at how long those hind legs are...marten's legs are stubbier and more equally sized...like a squirrel.  And mink are even stubbier than that...so mink and marten move more even with the ground without that humped up back...thing almost looks like an anteater!

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i saw a couple of these this year and did some googling.  definitely a fisher and apparently there are no martens in NY either unless trail pics can prove otherwise 

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19 minutes ago, JimboCNY said:

i saw a couple of these this year and did some googling.  definitely a fisher and apparently there are no martens in NY either unless trail pics can prove otherwise 

Not true.  Marten in Messina area.  

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36 minutes ago, JimboCNY said:

i saw a couple of these this year and did some googling.  definitely a fisher and apparently there are no martens in NY either unless trail pics can prove otherwise 

I saw a pine marten on the summit of Phelps in the ADK's.  Have a pic somewhere.  Other friends have spotted them while hiking too.

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22 hours ago, Jdubs said:

I saw a pine marten on the summit of Phelps in the ADK's.  Have a pic somewhere.  Other friends have spotted them while hiking too.

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cool.  look how large the ears are that's one way to tell the difference

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