Baby Fisher -No you can’t have rabbit tonight for dinner!

What a flap, what a noice coming from my birds and the strangest whap-whap sound, creak of metal and the a riot of hounds at the windows, the guard goose was in full scream/honk mode, the birds where in ulta freak out, and out I went with, a “WHATTTTTT!| and here was the answer trying to break into my rabbit hutch, which just happens to be right beside the big bird pen.. in fact its attached to it to help prevent it from moving in really bad storms and high winds.

Snagged this photo from the Wikipedia, cuz I was to busy reacting and chasing, it was a very small Fisher, and from what I have read and heard this is about the time that the young ones head off on their own, so I am guessing this is either a) a young one, or b) a female as it was of female size.

I really startled it, it was half hanging down on the rabbit hutch trying to break into a door, and it got a pan thrown at it and driven down the lane and back into the wooded forest where it belongs.. I would love to tell you I put a little buckshot in it behind but alas, its a protected creature in our neck of the woods.

To be honest, It totally freaked out and was very sure it didn’t want to mess with me and just wanted to get as far away as possable, lets hope that it does not come back, but I will set up the trail camera to see if it does, and then if need be a live trap can be set up and I can call to have it removed and taken away.

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7 Responses to Baby Fisher -No you can’t have rabbit tonight for dinner!

  1. Daisy says:

    Ugh! Fishers give me the creeps. Back in school we were doing a fur management course, and I had a dream that I was in the woods and the trees were full of fishers with glowing green eyes. The fishers started diving out of the trees and sticking to me like velcro, and every time I pulled one off another would stick in its place. I took it as a sign I shouldn’t get my trapping license.

    P.s. Glad the buns are ok!

    • Hi Daisy,

      We had a big one two years ago that was not afriad of peaple, and was being a real issue moving up and down the farms, it was after my barn chickens and messed with the wrong very protective just have little ones milk goat, she did some real damage as there was blood and trail, but she also had some face rips and a ripped into knee, that required a vet visit, I didn’t think they would have bothered the goats or sheep but the farmers and the vet said that was what they felt it was.

      Rabbits are just fine, thank goodness hubby built some very large tough pens for them, although one is coming on six years now and needs a retro fit.

  2. Will says:

    Love the image of you throwing a pan at it!!! Here’s hoping it tells all its friends to stay away from the crazy woman with the saucepan set.

    • Ya, it was on the front step, as I had hauled out canning fixin’s for the birds and left it there, when I went to do something else and ended up coming in the back way, but it was the first thing I saw to use., then I grabbed the broom.. I said to hubby, hope now one saw or heard me.. Crazy women with a broom is right LOL

  3. I’ve never seen or heard of such a thing! Is it like a type of weasel?

  4. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    They are nasty little buggers, but nice fur!
    Got a great visual of this. Thanks for the chuckle!

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