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Re: fisher cats in CO

Postby tenpins » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:36 am

there are 8 species of the weasel family (mustelidae) in Colorado according to DOW

http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Mammals/Pages/Weasel.aspx
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Re: fisher cats in CO

Postby larkinrx2 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:37 pm

What do you think I'm some kind of a jerk or something! - That's all I need the ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game, and this magazine, and the chair and I don't need one other thing, except my dog.
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Re: fisher cats in CO

Postby unclegar » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:21 pm

Hey! Finally a good solution for the parking lot porcupine problem in Maroon wilderness and a few other areas. (not to mention a bonus Marmot muncher) :-D

Diet: Wolverine eat small rodents, rabbits, porcupines, marmots and other small mammals.
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Re: fisher cats in CO

Postby Skip Perkins » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:42 pm

You could try that but it didn't go well in Wisconsin. They introduced fishers to control the porkie population. The fishers soon learned that house cats were easier to snack upon.
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Re: fisher cats in CO

Postby DeucesWild » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:03 pm

Skip Perkins wrote:You could try that but it didn't go well in Wisconsin. They introduced fishers to control the porkie population. The fishers soon learned that house cats were easier to snack upon.


Kafka is really looking forward to some fish(er) for breakfast...

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Re: fisher cats in CO

Postby nyker » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:33 pm

Saw this fella on Humboldt, near the summit...a long tailed Weasel.
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Re: fisher cats in CO

Postby turbocat » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:00 am

Pine Martens seem to be making a big comeback and are not so illusive anymore (or maybe I am just lucky to see one on almost every climb). I have seen them in almost every range over the last 3 years. Most recently I saw a baby just above Maroon Lake and I have seen one as high as 14,000' on Crestone Needle (getting chased by some raptors for raiding a nest I think) and on Bierstadt. Very cool animal.
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Re: fisher cats in CO

Postby pvnisher » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:42 pm

" Juveniles are more vulnerable to trapping than adults,[15][36] and males are more vulnerable than females.[2][15]"

Replace "trapping" with "bad decisions", and then you've got a description of homo sapiens! :lol:
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Re: fisher cats in CO

Postby Randy » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:53 am

Ive been up close to a fisher cat in New Hampshire, they are nothing like a pine martin. They are much bigger, black in tone and are nasty as all get out, with narley teeth. I surprised the one I saw, he was on a fallen tree, he hissed at me, Im talking teethbearing, spittle flying, no fn around hissing, I returned the favor by hissing at him, then letting out a nasty growl, he stopped hissing, I stopped growling and I moved on, a draw. :twisted: Very happy to have met him.

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