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The Truth About Fishers

02/05/13 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Matt Kiedaisch
Young fishers at play.
People fear their blood-curdling scream. Some blame them for the disappearance of their house cats. Their name can't even be agreed upon fully. Such is the cross that the fisher (known by some as the fisher cat) must bear. But how much of what we know about the fisher is fact and how much is fiction?

State biologist Chris Bernier and Deputy Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Kim Royar set the record straight on this elusive little predator and member of the weasel family.

Courtesy of Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept.
The Fisher or Martes pennanti.

Also on the program, Karen Tronsgard Scott, executive director of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, provides her perspective on the Violence Against Women Act.   


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