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#2077316 - Wed Jan 12 2011 11:39 PM Fisher Tracks in Snow PICTURES ADDED
Woodywoodduck Offline
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Anyone have any Good Clear Pictures of Fisher Tracks in 6-10 inchs of Snow??

I found a place this afternoon that looks like some animal Plowed thru it...

Only way I can explain it is that it looks like someone took a 6 inch round piece of PVC Pipe and drug it thru the snow to make what looks like a Bobsled Course track---You know the U shape with the sides up high...

There are tracks in the middle of this...it looks to me like a Slide but it goes for a good 300 yards and it wondered all over the place, going under roots and then back out, thru high grass and then I lost it when it hit the frozen creek and that was where I was heading up over the hill to the Car...

I didn't take a picture of it today, I'll have to remember to take a few tomorrow.

1 Guy told my sounded to him like a Skunk (I never seem skunk tracks like this in snow, Never saw Skunk tracks in Snow...the 1 spot where the snow was not to deep the tracks looked like Mink Tracks but a little larger)
Another Guy says No way could it be a Skunk, Skunks are supposed to be holed up right now with all this snow on the Ground..


I asked if they knew what Fisher Tracks looked like in the Snow..Neither did...

It almost looks like whatever animal made it did nothing but push itself thru the snow and left tracks in the middle of that U shaped area!

Anyone have any Fisher tracks in the snow?

Here are the Tracks...









Edited by Woodywoodduck (Thu Jan 13 2011 06:52 PM)

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#2077326 - Thu Jan 13 2011 12:02 AM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: Woodywoodduck]
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#2077327 - Thu Jan 13 2011 12:05 AM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: Woodywoodduck]
tundragriz Offline
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Fisher have big wide feet, in snow you are going to see them bounding. What you are describing is a skunk or opossum, both they just plod forward. I live on the northern border and skunks are definitely out and about. I saw skunk track today and caught 2 last week.

Do a google image search on fisher tracks, lots of pics.
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#2077328 - Thu Jan 13 2011 12:06 AM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: tundragriz]
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Fisher tracks look like mini bear tracks for the most part.....
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#2077338 - Thu Jan 13 2011 12:29 AM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: Buckshot1822]
mauser06 Offline
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Buckshot beat me to my best description....small bear tracks...

I've never seen em in deep snow though...seen em the first couple days of flintlock...we had 2 or 3 inches...I could see tail drags in some areas of the tracks....much like a nutria on sand...(worked on a beach full of nutria..I know many of you guys can't relate to what I'm talking about...) snow wasn't deeper than its legs but its tail drug a bit in certain spots...

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#2077429 - Thu Jan 13 2011 07:18 AM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: mauser06]
GermanShortHair Offline
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Loc: PA
what tundragriz said... alot of bounding, loping tracks. In 6-8 inches of snow a fisher would be running a lot of logs.

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#2077465 - Thu Jan 13 2011 07:57 AM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: GermanShortHair]
kish75 Offline
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Porcupine, for sure. That is just the way it was explained to me. "PVC drug through the snow."
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#2077671 - Thu Jan 13 2011 10:54 AM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: kish75]
Denny Emery Offline
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#2077815 - Thu Jan 13 2011 12:19 PM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: Denny Emery]
Mus Offline
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Yep...I really think what you might be seeing are Porcupine Tracks, as Kish75 said. I've noticed alot of them after the last big snow. Here is a link to some info on Porcupines that really shows a good shot of their tracks in deep snow.
http://www.survivaltopics.com/survival/tracking-a-porcupine-in-winter/

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#2078207 - Thu Jan 13 2011 04:21 PM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: Woodywoodduck]
Barberry Offline
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Loc: PA
Porcupine for sure!!!!

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