Fishers like this one are becoming a more common sight in Pennsylvania since they were re-introduced by the Pennsylvania Game Commission in the late 1990s.
Phil Winter wrote that he has seen two fishers in the Lehman Township area while deer hunting — one in 2008 and another in 2010.
This one, however, is the first fisher that Winter has captured on his trail camera. The photos were taken April 16, the day after the last snowstorm hit the area. It’s a beautiful creature with its dark brown coat, and fishers actually resemble a large mink. They are a member of the weasel family and it’s easy to see why. Notice in the photos how the fisher moves by bunching its back up and loping forward, much like a weasel.
Capture anything interesting on your handheld or trail camera? A nice buck, bear, coyote or any other wildlife? We’d love to see it. Each week, we’ll run photos from a reader’s trail camera on the Sunday Outdoors page. Email your photo, along with date and area it was taken (township is fine), and any other details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Tom Venesky