Iowa DNR Reports First ‘Fisher’ Sighting in 150 Years


The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the sighting of a fierce mammal not seen in Iowa in 150 years.

Fishers, relatives of the weasel and the American marten are known for being aggressive and fierce; a poor man’s wolverine, if you will. An omnivore, the fisher feeds on small animals and occasionally on fruits and mushrooms. It prefers the snowshoe hare, however, fishers are one of the few animals able to prey on porcupines.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources posted a trail cam photo, welcoming the fierce critter back to the state of Iowa, on their Facebook page:

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