Fisher cats to blame for missing animals in Boston

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Ariel's picture
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Fisher cats to blame for missing animals in Boston

Reports of precious family animals disappearing and turning up lifeless are flooding in at a rising rate in Boston, Mass. Numerous residents feel that fisher cats are at fault. People are advised to take caution, as the wild weasel-looking fisher cat has been seen in many locations of residential neighborhoods.

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Boston fisher cat invasion

Boston residents believe the high number of pets disappearing within the area is due to fisher cat assaults. Reports of missing pets within the local area are skyrocketing, and individuals are warned to take additional precaution to protect their animals and perhaps small children. Various residents claim the fisher cat was spotted in people's fences, back yards and porches in broad daylight. An Andover man was even able to capture a video of a fisher cat sitting in a tree.

Linda Ribeiro, a Dover citizen who has lost two cats and a dog, said she saw a fisher cat two weeks ago that was as large as a coffee table. "Almost looked like a sea serpent or something," she said. "The head was up and then it came down to short front legs and then the back goes up and arches and then this long tail that's stuck up in the air."

What exactly are fisher cats exactly?

Fisher cats fall in the exact same family as weasels, minks, otters and skunks. Long, thin and low to the ground, the medium-sized fisher cat is a predator that will eat just about anything it can find. According to Wikipedia, fisher cats are one of the few predators that look for and kill porcupines. All year long they remain active and are even more active during twilight hours.

How to protect yourself

Missing posters across the region are turning up as troubled pet owners try to locate their pets that have vanished without a trace. The fisher cat was nearly extinct, according to wildlife officials, but now it seems the species is making its way back in numbers and terrorizing the Boston area. For pet owners and families will small children, the best thing to do is to remove or secure anything around the home that may attract the fisher cats. Remove garbage and compost and keep pet food, pet rabbits and birds secure, as the fisher cats "view domestic cats and rabbits as food and will prey on them when hunting."

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cleos mom
Joined: 06/06/2008
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oh my God. at first I thought it was a joke, never heard of "fisher cats"! just one more reason to keep ALL kitties indoors ALL the time!! as big as coffee tables? 0_0