Fisher or Pine Marten?

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Fisher or Pine Marten?

Postby Swandog09 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:52 am

While huting this weekend, decided to move the trail cam and see what pictures we had.  Thought this one was interesting.  Is this a Fisher or Pine Marten?
 
 
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RE: Fisher or Pine Marten?

Postby Everyday Hunter » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:51 am

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While huting this weekend, decided to move the trail cam and see what pictures we had.  Thought this one was interesting.  Is this a Fisher or Pine Marten?

I'm not sure, but I think it's neither. I think it's a gray fox.

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RE: Fisher or Pine Marten?

Postby Archery_NUT » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:02 am

i would say pine marten! but that kind of looks like a fox but i thought they were a little bigger and didnt climb trees! idk! im not as seasoned as some of the people on here so maybe they will be of more help!
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RE: Fisher or Pine Marten?

Postby hendo64 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:22 am

Im with Edh on this 1 looks like a grey fox. archery nut ya learn something every day grey foxes can climb trees but red foxes cannot. I thought I was seeing things the 1st time I seen 1 in the wild and it ran up a tree! I went home and told my grandpa what I had seen and he told me a grey fox and I almost didn't believe him , but he was right

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RE: Fisher or Pine Marten?

Postby buckhunter21 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:22 pm

I'm going out on a limb and saying marten, but I've been known to be wrong before!
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RE: Fisher or Pine Marten?

Postby Croz73PA » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:22 pm

Looks like grey fox to me.  I've seen them on trees before.

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RE: Fisher or Pine Marten?

Postby eagle eye » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:30 am

Definitely grey fox.  They can climb trees as good as a squirrel, which they hunt proficiently.  .Trapper Drew….

This information was forwarded to me from a close friend that is a wildlife biologist in Idaho
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RE: Fisher or Pine Marten?

Postby eagle eye » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:34 am

This is some additional information regarding a grey fox;

[color="#000000"]The gray fox's ability to climb trees is shared only with the Asian raccoon dog among Candis. Its strong, hooked claws allow it to scramble up trees to escape predators such as the domestic dog or the coyote, or to reach tree-bound or arboreal food sources. It descends primarily by jumping from branch to branch, or by descending slowly backwards as a house cat. The gray fox is nocturnal or crepuscular and dens in hollow trees, stumps or appropriated burrows during the day.[/color]
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RE: Fisher or Pine Marten?

Postby Swandog09 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:26 am

Guys, thanks for the input.  I guess we will go with a Grey Fox as the answer.  Thanks again to all.
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RE: Fisher or Pine Marten?

Postby rplass » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:03 pm

I gotta go with the majority of the grey fox. Pine Marten are smaller and fisher have more of a raccoon look to them. Still a very cool pic!!


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