Not sure what this critter is!

Do you have an interesting field note, photo or observation to share? We want to hear from you!
arpy00
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Fri May 30, 2008 9:57 am

Not sure what this critter is!

Postby arpy00 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:10 pm

My hunting buddy and I are having a general disagreement. We both have a differnt opinion on what type of critter we "captured" on our trail cam. I do not want to persuade anyone with our two posible identies...Please tell me what you think it is. NOTE: We are located in West Central Wisconsin.

User avatar
Ohio farms
 
Posts: 1952
Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:13 am
Location: Mentor, Ohio

RE: Not sure what this critter is!

Postby Ohio farms » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:34 pm

It's a deer, raccoon and a beaver I do believe. (At first I didn't scroll down enough and only saw the deer and I kept thinking."Is this a trick question? Almost had a senior moment there.)
Keep life simple...if you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.

User avatar
Ohio farms
 
Posts: 1952
Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:13 am
Location: Mentor, Ohio

RE: Not sure what this critter is!

Postby Ohio farms » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:37 pm

I just changed my mind. It looked like a beaver in the first picture, but looks more feline in the other ones.
Keep life simple...if you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.

Pink
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:40 pm

RE: Not sure what this critter is!

Postby Pink » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:42 pm

First pic I thought otter, but after looking at the other pics i'm not sure. Fisher?

User avatar
gunther89
 
Posts: 937
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:38 am

RE: Not sure what this critter is!

Postby gunther89 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:04 pm

I think it kinda looks like a fisher.  Hard to say though.
Scott

furtracker
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:28 pm

RE: Not sure what this critter is!

Postby furtracker » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:41 pm

I would say gray fox but that last pic has me second guessing.

Huntin Farmland
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:57 am

RE: Not sure what this critter is!

Postby Huntin Farmland » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:59 am

I think it is a Pine Martin. Saw parts of a special on PBS on them and looks like one to me.

Image
Genesis 9:3 �Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.�

arpy00
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Fri May 30, 2008 9:57 am

RE: Not sure what this critter is!

Postby arpy00 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:34 am

My apologies.....we did figure there was a deer and a racoon in the picture :). It was the third critter one that has us guessing. Thanks for the help so far....

User avatar
vipermann7
 
Posts: 319
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:43 am

RE: Not sure what this critter is!

Postby vipermann7 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:47 am

I'm gonna go with a fisher or a fox, I'm leaning towards gray fox for a fox. It's pretty hard to tell, and I don't have a lot of experience with either of the animals I'm guessing. I've trapped fox, so Im familiar with them, but I've never actually seen a fisher in person. Someone guessed a marten. Could be a marten, though, I think it's a little big to be a marten. Set some traps out next season and see what it turns out to be!

User avatar
Drhunter2k
 
Posts: 51
Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:19 am

RE: Not sure what this critter is!

Postby Drhunter2k » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:47 am

I would have to agree with Huntin Farmland. I think it's a pine martin.

Next

Return to Deer Browse

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests