Jamaica Plain News talks to a guy who was walking his dog when they encountered the beast. No harm came to anyone; and yes, there are pics (well, a pic) so it did happen.
Not "fisher cat".
Fisher cat is a pretty common colloquialism in parts of New England that see these guys. I know it makes wildlife people cringe though, because of its inaccuracy.
Fishermen don't like being confused with these animals. The things don't even have to get a license!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishing_cat Prionailurus viverrinus
(which are larger cats that happen to like fishing)
I'd vote more like, "Creepy!"
how it’s not intimidated at all by the guy or his Lab—no shy wildlife here. Those things will f up even a big dog.
A couple months back there was a dead one on W Milton St. in Readville. I saw its face when I drove by and thought it was a cryptid because I'd never seen anything like it before in 20 years of living in Boston!
See one live and up close , they exude pure evil!
Even when they are not screaming!
I'm glad the ones in the Fells seem to have retreated into the woodlands. They killed several cats and dogs a couple years back.
dogs and cats = food
The Fisher is a mustelid (weasel family), not a feline. I can understand the confusion, though -- both are agile and like to kill things.
not a guy, who spotted the fisher.
But do visit the woods. A great urban woodland.
... a few years ago. Definitely creepy.
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