Legend of the dog-faced woman (tao_my_wei) wrote in wtf_nature,
Legend of the dog-faced woman
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haven't seen it here yet...

behold:



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher_(animal)


They have been reintroduced very succesfully by Connecticut DEP.

but problems are starting to crop up with their rapidly expanding population and range.

"West Greenwich, RI

Sep 11, 2007
Report: Fisher Cat Attacks Dog

Another fisher cat has been spotted in West Greenwich. The Coventry Courier reported that a fisher cat attacked a German shepherd on Jennifer Lee Court on Wednesday."

man attacked by fisher cat contracts first case of rabies in New Hampsire in 15 years.


Major incidents aside, many residents are bothered by the animals.

The urban legends of them are growing as quickly as the animal's population! i.e. my relatives from Connecticut recounted a story of a fisher cat attacking a preschooler on a field trip and the teacher strangled the creature so that it could be tested for rabies after the attack.
Tags: mammal, north america
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