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anyone have any idea what this is? central Minnesota is the location. thanks
Aborted big foot fetus ~•
Fisher. Bow-legged, big head, humped back, high stance, long nose.
--Serge Lariviere Furbearer Biologist
Yeah, tail may be a little long for a mink... I'll go with fisher... Regardless, its from the weasel family...8^)
Serge, I always enjoyed reading your stuff in TPC. Do you still write for them?
Fisher in Summer hair.As stated,the tail is too long for a mink.Also the hind legs are too long for a mink.
My first thought was Fisher.
Was always curious how a non aquatic weasel received the name "fisher"?
Name likely comes from the old French - fitchew
an archaic name for polecat
Many new animals were named with similar names to their European équivalents!
Would have evolved eventually to Fisher.
Thanks KJC - been writing for TPC since 1990 or so!
Hey Serge! How's it going? I agree, looks like a skinny Fisher, maybe a young one?
Looks like a wet fisher after all the rain in MN. Otters can look pretty skanky too but this one is too skinny.
Legs are way too long for a mink.
Its a trail through some woods. About 2' to the right of the Fisher.