Its catlike movements have earned it the nickname "fisher cat
," and some people who spot it mistake it for a panther or cougar.
4:47 a.m.: Pleasant Street, report of an animal making screaming noises; advised it may be a fisher cat
"I think it's a fisher cat
, because of its bad hyena face.
6:20 p.m.: Tanglewood Road, fox laying on the front lawn; the animal was dead, possibly attacked by a fisher cat
2:35 p.m.: South Meadow Road, fisher cat
in resident's yard; animal control officer called.
1:27 p.m.: Meetinghouse Hill Road, fisher cat
in man's yard and keeps returning to the yard; officer did not think it was rabid since it runs to the wood line when people are near; animal control officer called.
NH Healthy Families donated $3,500 to Boys and Girls Club of New Hampshire with proceeds raised based on the number of Fisher Cat
4:56 p.m., officers responded to Cook Street to assist a person who wanted permission to put down an injured animal (possibly a Fisher Cat
9:18 p.m.: Main Street, complaint of a fisher cat
in the area.
Animal control officer said it was probably a fisher cat
and it was not a good idea to chase it.
She said the veterinarians said they do not believe the dog was attacked by a coyote, but may have encountered a bobcat or a fisher cat
, both of which have been seen in the area.
12:26 p.m.: Magnolia Avenue, animal complaint, fisher cat
in her yard, dog officer called.