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Archive for March 23, 2011

Fisher Slide

While some members of the weasel family, particularly river otters, are known to slide downhill as well as on flat terrain, fishers are not, yet I have found two different fisher slides in the snow in as many days. One of the slides was downhill; it began at a hollow tree where the fisher had been resting and extended to the wetland below. The other instance, pictured in the photograph, occurred on level ground. The slide was about 15 feet in length and roughly 8” in diameter.