dangerous animals in connecticut

Between the coyotes cars and these evil creatures- they DON”T STAND A CHANCE ! Same stuff about how they kill cats and dogs etc. . I also know that wildlife benefit us in ways that are difficult to see on an immediate level, and that, like us, they do whatever they think is necessary to protect their own territories, food sources, and young. The dog couldn’t bark. We live in Alberta Canada , away from the town so I suppose the cat was at ease wandering around our acreage and not having to worry to much. . Pets and pet food are just icing on the cake. it (the fisher) has never been documented screaming….. ever! They are vicious killers. I was recently told it sounded “exactly like a women being murdered.” After taking a step back and wondering how this person knew exactly what a women being murdered sounded like, I went to YouTube to check it out for myself. All of that said, most studies on fishers were done in the far north, where they exist at lower density than what we now have here in New England. i live in connecticut.i may self almost got bitten by a fisher cat trying to save my beloved cat.i had to run in front of the fisher cat to stop it and even then it atempted to kill me cat.it even tryed get though my dog door.the screams sound like someone being murdered.the fisher cat has also climbed up a tree to my bed room window (which was closed)to atempt to kill my cat.a fisher cat look reminds me of a weasle.Even the plastic cat door stopper will not stop a fisher cat.they will claw at ur door and will eat dogs and cats.a large dog has a chance ageist a fisher cat but fisher cats are known to kill house hold animals.even large dog can get atacked but have a higher chance of being killed. All four feet have five toes with retractable claws. They are adapting extremely well to the suburban landscape, using small forest patches and edge habitat. I have seen and heard the fisher cat myself. Now I am afraid to take walks in the woods and I think if they are in the neighbor hood they should be hunted down and killed for the saftey of the children and adults in the area. Very illusive, smart, and unpredictable. I came by a dead animal in the road yesterday-face missing and mangled. Fishers are much longer than cats, and DEAD weight feels heavier than a living animal. The fishers quickly ate all the squirrels they could find, then baby birds, rabbits, mice, etc. By 1739, the bounty had been raised to ten shillings… the highest rice per head ever offered by Norwich. In the last two and a half weeks, three of my cats have gone missing. Not fully retractable, anyway. My dog is a Rottie/Shepard mix, she’s a sweetie, but has that protector, gladiator, thing going on. maybe 5-10% who will make it their business to at least try to make dinner of any cat they come accross. I’ve seen a couple of others just as big if not bigger. And before you begin bragging to your friends that you’re immune to its effects, understand that repeated exposure can, in time, sensitize your body to its presence. People seem to believe we can exist without wildlife, but, in fact, everything thing we use is ultimately derived from the natural world. You can find their rotting limbs hanging from trees. Okay, so maybe they aren’t all that bad, but it is true that the fisher is back in full force in Connecticut. i’ve never seen or heard it, but he said it was in the yard and its teeth were drippeng!! Besides, she said, her neighbor friends reported that the cat was “fine” after it fell from the tree. That’s right… our problems with poison ivy are due to our own allergic reactions to its sap. – How do you know that fishers have decimated your rabbit population? “New-Englands Rarities Discovered”. He just stayed under the car then took off behind the garage. Thats what they do and always have done. but.. Monday 8:05 AM March 18, 2013 – we live in Lyme and have EVERYTHING going through our backyard. That beast took off toward his house 20 ft, away hit the screen door and broke thru it. Anne, why are you so hostile? i think considering the topic, we can safely say we are talking scat? To Donna regarding your son in Chester, I honestly don’t believe any wild animal would have attacked like you said without having been startled or sick…I hope your son is ok. My 7 years old big male cat was enough smart to kill mouses, moles, birds, squirrels + chipmunks…..very smart to sneak around but it now is gone for 2 weeks….Suspend to blame fisher cat since I lost 2 cats, too. Josselyn, John. Also some of the more mature animals are vantriloquists of sorts. location again out of fear for my life. Even though almost all of the spiders in Connecticut are venomous to some degree, the only two that most people need worry about are the black widow spider (Latrodectus spp.) Further, colonists were in no way averse to eating these cats whenever they were killed… and, according to Josselyn, they were tasty. Fisher “screaming” is nothing but urban legend. This was very different than our experience before the fishers came, so yes, we blamed the fishers. Their numbers drastically declined about a hundred years ago in Connecticut as they were hunted for their brown to black furs. Some beaver can be found in the state. At least that was the case for a dead one I saw, and for other dead ones I’ve seen photos of. When I got to where it had run across it smelled “skunky”. The bad news is if he’s discovered easy fishing in your koi pond… Well, you may have a pal until they’re gone. Not too mention it’s always nice when someone finds your site and uses it within their newsletter. screaming, he moved on. These are dangerous beasts and they make scary noises in the night. Bancroft resolved to stand his ground when charged by the animal and it ultimately backed down. Anybody else experiencing similar problems? A cat can’t make the sound of a Fisher screaming, even if it’s being killed by a Fisher, yes, I know what that sounds like too. I looked it up and a woman in RI was attacked in her yard when a Fisher went after her DOG. :/. When the state reintroducted the fisher cats it was on the tail end of a five year heavy mass crop of acorns cycle. This cat was very heavy, and to see it rocket up a tree to some twenty feet was alarming. Sometimes they continue to kill after after they are satiated, and store their prey for a future meal. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station 123 Huntington Street P. O. I have a Fisher Cat screaming outside my door right now, and I don’t want him here. However it should be noted the there is no proof that these screams are coming from a fisher…. So, before you go and put the blame on me for every missing pet, pony, human, car, bank robbery… fraud….what ever you humans like to blame on me… remember, if you dont know, dont preach! The remaining  fragmented populations of these rattlesnakes, now protected as endangered species, are holed up in only few small areas in the state (one of which being the aforementioned Meshomasic State Forest). I decided I had better try and scare it off or my cat was history. Accept Read More, Tolland Man Faces Charges for Shooting Ghost, UFO Sightings Continue to Skyrocket in Connecticut. We had no clue what it was and the only thing that came to mind was a weasel or mongoose but I had never heard of them being in the wild around here. Maybe it will be a lesson learned for you…. Small mammals such as squirrels, cottontails, mice, and voles abound in and near suburban backyards, providing plenty of food for fishers and other opportunists. (Carcass on its back, pelt flayed and laid out like a tablecloth, with head removed.) Occasionally they loudly throw all the different sounds together and the result is that terrifying banshee from hell sound. I am not trying to give the impression that I know everything, but I do have some experience and knowledge of fishers. Much too small for an otter. As for those of you with kitties that you let run around outside. and your ridiculous closing statements need to be corrected. If so, please enlighten. But they went mostly the same route as the wolf, being entirely eliminated from the state. After talking to a hunter that lives in a rural Ct. town fischers do eat cats. I really dislike all of the, yes I’m going to say it, proaganda on this site especially, about how all “scary” wild animals should all be killed off, while house cats should be left to dessimate the local wild mouse, woodpecker and red-legged frog population in my back yard!! Kindest Regards Bring the food in at night. They belong here just as much as we do. Some animals just do not act normally when caged. My neighbor says it’s a Fisher Cat and it ate his Cat and her Kittens. Several cats have also recently gone missing in my neighborhood. Why would the fisher consider your dog a threat? Timber Rattlesnakes, unlike wolves or cougars, have survived that early era. Luckly I didn’t swerve and didn’t fall. We went out on the deck with a flashlight where we could here something moving through the woods, screaming as it moved along the edge of our property.. I had no clue what it was at the time. Regarding #88, Travis’s question about a meow sound he heard: There is absolutely no way that it could have been anything other than a fisher. Bat. I was scratching My head over that one for a while. I just had a lot to say about these animals. We do have fisher cats in our area. Why not post it here for allWhy not post it here for all or provide a link Paul.t9iF7. there wont be anything left to hunt or eat, no more clean water to drink, no more room for expansion. I’m also guessing you’ve had the pleasure of meeting a mink. Foxes make a variety of loud vocalizations, some more like a bark, and others more like a scream. One more thing. The carcasses, or a specific piece of the carcass, could be presented to town officials whereupon the hunter would receive payment for services rendered. Is it a fisher?I have a strange wild animal in my area that I have been told by a neighbor that it is a fisher cat. The Vet wanted to put the Dog down when we finally got him proper care. By and large, though, tribes people had simply learned to live with them. They have been seen feeding on deer carcasses, but they are most likely scavenging, because they have not been reported to actually take down healthy, adult deers. I lived in Hadlyme, Ct. for thirty years but live in the Adirondacks now where people say they see wolverines, badgers and (my favorite) black panthers. While there’s little question that, for centuries, Copperheads have been killed on the spot whenever they were found, they never received as much attention from human populations as the Timber Rattler. I was just trying to share information when you asked about territory, etc. But the facts about today’s bear population are much less intimidating than the bears themselves. I did get a photograph of the cat but it wasn’t very clear because of the lack of morning light. Education is your best defense against sounding like an ignorant, yarn spinning bonehead that passes on information they “heard from a friend who heard from a friend”. It’s part of their hunting stragety. Well its good that Dusty doesnt wanna come back…this way now, we can talk s**t about him behind his back. most don’t listen and think i am blowing smoke). Having lived across from a swamp that is infested with Coyote’s and other predatory animals you would think one would learn. http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Life-History-Ecology-Behavior/dp/0816622663/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1280881008&sr=1-2. A rabbit isn’t being murdered everynight let alone twice every night. An unfortunate sign of the times? your article is downright wrong and not based in fact with the sarcastic speculation In contrast, I’m guessing your cat is way too slow and being a ground hunter can only catch about one red squirrel a year. In the article, he says the claws are “retractable but less so than those of felids”. I was running on a trail and a large dark brown animal crossed the path maybe 20 feet in front of me. Stop blaming it all on me!! Now that most of New England is not used for agriculture and forest has reclaimed much of the landscape, fishers and other previously extirpated species are returning. We woke up at about 2 am last fall. Thanks to Man vs. I’ve seen them during the day just taking a casual stroll down the driveway and then going into the woods. For there is no stopping the fisher! The cat was in shock and I rushed it to the vet only stopping to take pictures of the dogs which just happened to be high-fiveing each other down the road ahead of me. I had my husband get out the 22 and put the thing out of it’s misery .. I personally, don’t have to hear it for myself to believe it’s a possibility. It was quite bold and took a step towards my car and stared at me. If you are going to let your cat out to do his business, I would tie a small bell around its neck. My neighbor across the street pulled one off of his dog last night. Beaver. I learned from it. Fisher cats can run down a squirrel in a tree. the two of them are currently discussing, in a civil manner, where they can improve their friendship skills over tea and scones with plans to form a support group for grossly misrepresented animals. If you ever do see one, and I doubt you will, you shouldn’t be afraid… you should feel privileged. I’ll kill a large dog Not sure what to do. He ate everything but the feet and some feathers. It lasted about 8 seconds (like they most do). Has anyone heard of or spotted any Fishers in the Preston/North Stonington area? I get the lovely task of euthanizing it to put it out of it’s misery while you go on with your merry little life thinking you’ve done some great deed by ‘saving’ the bunny that YOUR cat killed. ? Better safe, than sorry, ya know? “The Wolf and the Bear, which once harassed our men and terrified our women and children, are now never seen but in the cages of itinerant show-men.”. Recently have seen one twice in the last couple weeks screaming. Long, brown, large! My neighbor seems to think it was a minx but my friend seems to think it is a fisher cat. Somewhere in the range of 18,000 – 25,000 bears roam the “Pine Tree State”, so sightings aren’t just common… they are practically part of ordinary weekly life for residents in less-developed areas. I am assuming that’s what it is as I’ve ruled out the other options. This carcass was just south of Albany, NY and has me wondering this animal’s range(?). I had never heard a fisher cat before and both my fiance and I were wondering what the noise was. Not as bad as the hunters I see when I ride my horse hunting when they could just go to stop and shop. So just immagine the damage a large Fisher could do. I always semi-monitored their outdoor time, trying to keep them on my lot. These are the families felidae (lions, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, ocelots, jaguarundi cats, pumas, lynx, and bobcats); canidae (wolves and coyotes); and ursidae (black, brown, and grizzly bears). He said the animal weighed in at 46 lbs. I have seen this nasty thing, 5pm, barking pretty close to my house, responding to my dogs barking. The Bobcat, Lynx rufus, is something of a phantom in Connecticut. Today, roughly 60 years after the very first individual was spotted within the state lines, the coyote population has swelled and stabilized. And to answer a question that you two are arguing about. The leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) is the largest, deepest diving, most migratory and wide ranging turtle of all sea turtles.Adults can reach four to eight feet in length and weigh 500 to 2,000 pounds. Some of the Koi in the pond are as big as he is. No signs of any attack etc except the remaining 6 ducks were very disturbed. If these animals are regularly showing up in suburban neighborhoods, something is attracting them and it’s probably not just the neighborhood kitties. Heartbroken, catlover. Thanks, I watched it for about 5 minutes while it came out from behind a neighbors house, walked across another neighbors property and then around the back of that house back into the woods. In fact I truly cherish wildlife and the habitat in which they live. Having a dog usually keeps most critters away from your doorstep, it’s a territory thing, but not the Fisher. He weighed in at about 18 lbs., and I had a pet raccoon that weighed 28 lbs. also to complain about Deer, Sean there arent a 1/3 of the deer here then where I am from. They must be made extinct one bullet at a time or trapped and shot or starved. It’s not very common really. I mean really, complaining about wildlife near your home? Do you? Keep at it, and there will be nothing left. By the mid-1950’s, the first reports of coyotes began surfacing in Connecticut. The coat was such a rich color brown with tips of black. Connecticut’s Bear Population Sometimes it may happen, but not too often. I live on the shoreline near new haven… we have a lot of woods around but I have never seen or hear (or even hear OF) this animal. I guess some people just like feel they are entitled to choose which species live and which species die. A vocal animal that lives in packs in a populated state that’s only seen by people that know less than nothing about natural history. We have 5 acres but live in a fairly busy area only 10 min from NH my husband was a witness to this thank goodness or he would have thought I was having a Lucy moment. In the last ten years, I’ve seen a steady decline in squirrels and, especially, rabbits. If the kill is cached near-by, the animal will stand its ground and even advance towards you, making full malevolent eye-contact and hissing at you venomously, rather than relinquish your dear tabby or whatever. Who exactly determines a healthy number of animals? I live in Ellington Ct and last night, my Siamese cat gave a Fisher cat a run for it’s money. No forums can remain civil if politics become part of the discussion; I offer as People’s Exhibit #1 Dusty’s post, which turned an issue-based discussion into yet another “those damn libbrals” rants with no real point. They are not immune to the rigors of the wild like some on this site seem to think. Since there is nothing in the photo for scale, it is hard to say mink for sure, but the suggestion of a whitish throat patch on the animal pictured is highly suggestive of mink. Not to say that it is impossible that there were two animals in the area that night, a fox and a fisher which is entirely possible. I live in Washington, CT. Last week I heard this sound that I took for a baby crying out for help. It is about the size of a large cat, had a somewhat small head, short haired coat that is a pretty shiny black and brown mix. The fox screamed often, but the fisher made no noise at all, and did not even rear up at the fox. All robins and all deer are roughly the same size. I love my cats, but cannot call for open season on a key niche predator. My original question was whether or not they could be live-trapped and released somewhere else. Huge Fisher Cat sighted in my back yard. I swear they all went for the testicles first. Permit required to import skunk, fox, raccoon, bobcat, coyote, etc. I like you! I will be keeping my dogs in doors for now and taking them out the front on a leash till I know for sure its gone. This size animal would have no problems taking down a deer. Does that sound condescending? To the guy who says fishers mimic, well, I hear they do a great Groucho Marx. You may want to research the Yellowstone buffalo issue and learn about the sustainability of buffalo and cattle per acre. Milk snakes are commonly killed because they’re mistaken for Copperheads which are in Ct. but not common. He was looking at the house and in no hurry. We ran to the window and opened it to hear the sound more clearly and it sounded as if a small child or dog was being murdered. FYI, The hunters and fishermen contribute more to the health and upkeep of the wild lands, wet lands, forest, ect… and the organisms that live there than all other so called enviromentalists groups combined!! Upon realizing Scout was a huge very healthy cat at about 22 pounds the fisher which was not a particularly large specimine came about half way down the tree and assesed the situation. Leave the animals alone. 7 years went by, and I had my most recent experience, where he was pacing in my driveway, and screaming. You will change your tune when you hear one scream………….won’t you? Long ago, they lost their grip upon the lands of Connecticut… they once dominated this place, now they are merely trying survive. It takes a little more of a brain to hunt something than say a deer creeping up on a leaf. That Fisher jumped him when I was no more than 5 feet away. Bruin, Bear. Fisher CatsI live in Massachusetts, and outside of my place is a very large dense tree farm. She did not like that Fisher hanging around. Check out this video, where, starting at about 57 seconds, you can actually see the fox barking: Can you post the link? Roughly 70% to 85% of people are susceptible to urushiol, resulting in hundreds of thousands of victims in North America each year. Beautiful coat, cute ears, and fat cute feet. It had a kind of slinky motion to it (for lack of a better term) with the back arching between strides, not to mention it was long and low to the ground. Oh, and don’t even think about leaving a donation to help me care for it if by some miracle I CAN save it, noooo don’t do that!! We fixed the picture …. You can hide your children and lock up your pets, but even then all may be lost. We trapped, killed and skinned one that had set up shop where all ours and our neighbor’s pets play. I yelled at him, the way you would chase away a bear, to no effect. Mannaggia, It would be a terrible tragedy if they was to wack one (or all) of my wifes beloved pet cats! (Waltham, MA). So far, none of the remote cameras managed by our tracking team have not captured it, but I am sure it is only a matter of time. He made a sound of an angry or injured Grey Squirrel and lured My Coon Cat Scout right in. The only thing left for them to feed on are your small cats a toy size dogs. If not, you are just contributing to the fear and hysteria. Risk losing your beloved pet and Thousands of dollars, and then come talk to me about your intellectual and wildlife awareness. I also have coons, bobcat, bear, coyote, all of which ‘belong’ in the wild, not urban backyards. I am brown, not grey, I dont have a mask and Im not as big!!! Court Procedures for Animal Cruelty Cases - 2016-R-0226. Minimally put them on birth control, @Scott… lol yes! My suggestion is that if you truly feel that way, reduce your carbon footprint by removing your genes from the global pool before you spawn. The Timber Rattler is a hefty snake, typically reaching lengths of 3 to 4 feet. Never have I heard such a terrifying noise. FISHER CATS ARE DEADLY AND VISCOUS ! It was clear that it was a Fisher cat…. Any body know what the range is for a Fisher? Please protect your pony! It’s our only hope. Madge Ellison, Re #82 – Jim The fisher Cat is a very good killer. Forests were felled at incredible rates, displacing bobcat populations and forcing these animals to compete for prey and territory. Aw, so sorry, Lisa. Coyotes have moved back in force all on their own, and are a hell of a lot harder on pets than the fishers. It seemed to move quickly. Barbara, fisher biologists do not study captive animals only. Word of warning to residents of Simcoe County, Ontario (Perkinsfield, LaFontaine). The last unexpected predator, a gigantic Blue Heron, who quite frankly, was more fun to watch than the boring old fish left his foot prints next to the hole in the ice where he bobbed for his breakfast back in November but was scared off by the click of my iphone 4 camera. your dog cant leave but other animals (kids) can come in and get bit or bite your pet. Studies have shown when examining contents of Fisher stomachs very seldom is there cat remains. In the city, I can see why you keep your cats indoors – traffic, other cats, etc. Have you? Even if we were to take into account that Maine is roughly 7 times larger than Connecticut, the figures still speak for themselves. There aren’t too many reliable records that document the frequency of rattlesnake bites among Connecticut’s earlier residents, but we can form an idea of just how often rattlesnakes were encountered if you take a look at the old names of certain geographical landmarks around the state. Aside from your report, the largest fisher on record weighed 20 lbs, 2 oz, trapped in Maine. You would have had to press on the paw pads, like you would to a house cat, to reveal the claws. http://weeklyworldnews.com/headlines/40865/fisher-cats-on-killing-spree-in-the-berkshires/. My point is even people who live in the woods may not see or hear some of these animals regularly. A few Connecticut residents are even indignant with the Department of Environmental Protection, claiming that it is irresponsibly “neglecting” to admit that cougars and wolves have returned to the state. I prefer not to have my cat suffer that indignity. “It's a small but … Humans have gradually grown larger in the past few centuries. I saw one last night inI saw one last night in Manchester, CT. We just had one putting on a 20 minute “aria” one lot over from us, and it is just as advertised: almost human sounding distressed screeching or screaming. The growl coming out of her was serious, and threatening. We humans drove them out of all but the northern limits of their range, by clearing forest for agriculture in the 1600s -1800s, and by over-trapping (for their beautiful pelts). As it started to walk around to the drivers side we turned a bit and drove away baffled by what we just saw. I got a very good look at him, while he was screaming. It was pitch dark and it was walking from yard to yard. From encounters both on their turf (northern wilderness) and mine (Burrville, CT) I know them as the Jeffrey Dahmers of the animal kingdom. It looked like a tough little thing that would do major damage to whatever it encountered. I work with professional people all day long who are proven wrong on many occasions…. It was a terrifieing experience, Im still shaking. I live in a shoreline town in Ct. A couple of nights ago I heard this eerie screaming in the backyard. Use common sense and keep your eyes peeled. 7pm, Westfield, MA. Why anyone would want to kill them all is beyond me. SHE chose to kick at a wild animal with bare feet. 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