Stupid fishercat

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by first time farmer, May 11, 2009.

  1. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday my mom said she say a fishercat running in the neighbors yard. I didnt really think any thing of it. Well this morning i went out to the baby coop to check on things and i only saw 3 out of 8 i figured that the other 5 must be in the coop but when i went in to see there was nothing. So a fishercat got 5 out of 8 of my new babies. I am more mad than sad. I should have done something to protect them yesterday. But i didnt and i ant do anything about that now.

    How do i catch a fishercat?
     
  2. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think live trap is your only option as they are protected.
     
  3. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never heard of a fisher cat.. what is it?
     
  4. fahlain

    fahlain Out Of The Brooder

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher_(animal) Fisher cat.

    It's a kind of marten.

    Your best bet would be live trap, baited with tasty tuna or something like that. Your only worry would be catching the wrong predator! (Coons love tuna too)
     
  5. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow.. I guess we dont have those here in ohio.. Ive never seen one or heard of one..
     
  6. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh, that stinks. That is one of my worst fears. [​IMG] My sister lives here in the same town as me a few miles away and she had a couple that strolled her yard last year. They are scary. They can come from anywhere. The trees or ground. I do not like them! I hope you catch the little stinker. Good luck!! [​IMG]
     
  7. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah i am going to get a have a heart tonight and hope to catch it

    i hate those things so much
     
  8. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What?! Fishercat are protected? Wow, I never knew that. Those things are awful.
     
  9. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Nasty, evil creatures they are! When I was a little girl I lost 2 cats to fishers, and 3 years again my neighbor was attacked by one. They are vicious and...well...evil! My chickens are due to arrive next month and I have my worries about fishers (as well as many other predators) since they are in area.

    On a side note, I never knew those things were protected. That just means you can't get caught shooting them, right? hehe [​IMG]
     
  10. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I wonder if it was something else that happened ....... i am no expert, but i think if the fisher was able to get any at all, it would have cleaned house and you would have none left.
    Also, if they find a source of food, they will come back until its gone.
     

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