More wildlife are showing up in suburbs
By Jessica Trufant/Daily News staff MetroWest Daily News -- Posted Jul 23, 2012
The blood-curdling screech of a fisher cat is not a sound you’d easily forget.
It became clear to Medway Animal Control Officer Brenda Hamelin that fishers were making a comeback in the area when a few years ago police started receiving calls of a woman in distress.
“You don’t want to say, ‘Oh, don’t worry. It’s just a fisher cat,’ but it’s a very distinct noise, and it’s eerie to hear the first couple of times,” Hamelin said.
Commonly known as “fisher cats,” fishers are one of the largest members of the weasel family, measuring up to 3 feet long.
The fisher was nearly eliminated from the state by the 19th century