The Elusive Fisher Cat

Saturday, July 13 at 11:00 am 

Join Jodie Limon Montoya, Education Coordinator from the Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, as she introduces our audience to the Fisher Cat, Cape Cod's newest weasel. (No live animal will appear.)

The fisher (Martes pennanti) is the second largest member of the weasel family found in Massachusetts; only the river otter is larger. Although many people call them "fisher cats," the name is inappropriate. They are neither members of the feline family, nor do they catch fish. They are, however, fascinating predators! We'll watch video of an orphaned young fisher as it learns through trial and error, and we'll learn about the habits and signs of animals like otters and minks, the fisher's Cape Cod relatives.