Before anyone asks nope it's not a cat, the claws are extended in every step. I am so scared it's a fisher....and I either need someone to say yes it is so I can atleast have my fears prooven, OR what else could this thing be? It came within 20 feet of my quails and then the tracks turned around back towards the front yard. Paws are way bigger than any 12lb cat paws....much wider....more like the size of a 20+ lb dogs paws but I know it's not a dog either the pad is shaped differently. Please give me your know how or guesses THis last pic is where it stopped and turned around, I dont know if it defficated here or what but it clawed the snow down deep.