Glad to know what to protect pets from. And that my friend is is also NOT part of the local eco system. Raccoons, Rabbits, Mice make similar sounds (the closest thing to screaming) in similar situations. THIS WAS IT!!! one morning my dog mudbud was gone! See more ideas about fisher cat, animals wild, animals beautiful. Hey Rob- take it easy. It does send chills down your spine. I played the audio of the screech real loud and the dam thing came right in my front yard. but louder and deeper. I had no fear for either my cat or myself and enjoyed the fact that I live where I can experience this kind of thing. Some of the younger kids in the neighborhood are getting scared, too. Our other cat, Spooky, was never seen again as well. Anyway, thought I’d share my story. Your email address will not be published. Fisher “cats” are Asian and have no business being in the US. Thick coat on body and tail. after about a week i went in the wood to find a fisher cat in it. For years I’ve kept bananas on the porch during summer [because they caused gnats inside] and it’s only now , when I happen to hear this new animal sound, that this happened. But anyway, I’ve heard a REAL fisher twice, and it does not sound like that, that’s definitely a fox! I saw paw prints out back earlier today that I couldn’t identify either. Fisher primarily reside in coniferous or mixed hardwood forests and particularly prefer uneven- aged forest containing snags and multiple fallen trees. Why do you call them “Fisher Cats?” Time to drop the CAT part of the name. Just heard a fisher scretching. When I hear of someone shooting them, or trapping them, I want to celebrate. And that was when the cat was murdered. I should have answered that. ?….I have in my garden what looks to be fox tracks…. As my dog went by me I grabbed his collar for control and put him in the house where he was bleeding profusely from toes on front paws. Wish people would use the correct name. FYI, a bobcat was recently caught in our town (Simsbury, CT) after attacking a dog. The sound in the video is just like the sound she was making right in front of me. Fisher cat sound. There is nothing they cant eat including the bones. I’ll have to get a tape of them one day. . hopefully they only roam at night, hopefully, because i dont want my dog to get bit while in the yard during the day. I believe the sound about is a fox…i have heard many fisher cats in my area where i live and it sounds more like a screaming sound then the above sound captured on tape. but unfortunetly, he died two days later. But to put this in perspective, perhaps you should consider the billions of animals killed each year for human consumption. ive hard a fisher and im doing reserch on them because my cats ear was bleedig and then i heard a fisher screehing and atacing a nother cat in my neibor hood. This is higher, and more human sounding though…, it will kill your cats please keep them close by n never let them out when it starts gettin dark.. PLEASE…. The next day I went up and down the street warning the people with the small dogs. One day at 3PM I saw a pair together. A study done on the stomach contents of fishers in an area where “all the locals said the fishers were killing their cats” (so they were apparently exterminating the poor fishers!) I don’t really want to hear this horrifying scream but HAVE to now that’s as bad as you all say. Fisher “screaming” is most likely urban legend. I doubt they are very likely to hang out near human habitations unless the wild food supply is very low. Since it is a nocturnal animal it hunts in the night and is not easily spotted in the day. i need to trap it because it is terrorizing my neighborhood. None of this is the fault of these Poor Critters, they are doing what they have to do to survive, as they have always done, it’s their instinct. We have wild turkeys, deer and our neighbors probably don’t even know to keep there pets safe from these evil menaces. They have just recently returned to our area. Yes I have heard this sound just under my deck at night when I was living at 4000 ft and was able to put a light on it from almost directly above. This night time scream is indeed that of a fox. I didn’t find anything, but it sure did scream awhile. My rather larger dog chased them into the woods. I have red fox that play on my property all the time and it does sound just like the fox. That was the end of our sunny day fun. It’s the joy mixed with the fear / pain of country life, I suppose. His son literaly snatched the little dog from the fishers grasp. Hunting today for a buck , seen one was ready to shoot him with my crossbow @ about 40 yrds and out stepts a fisher @ 15 yrds he looks @ the deer then turns my way and starts to walk towards me, i. lower crossbow and try to get cell out to record his screaming while hes walking towards me. We know that fishers are in the area because we have heard their screeches in the past. Im sure the native Amaricans might have issue with it. Sounded like a woman being murdered or something. The last one was shot and killed in the 1950’s. Literally blood curdling. We found 2 of our hens decapitated, another with it’s ribs showing that we had to put down and one of our ducks missing. Them Fisher Cats will attack and eat it,” said Sargeant David Lynch of the Great Barrington Police Department. They kill cats and dogs, it’s unreasonable to think that a fisher cat will kill cats but will not kill a dog who happens to be the same size as a cat, that’s just not logical. of hearing one 2 nights ago and last night, I actually witnessed the fisher cat just at the edge of the woods and trust me, the screeching was coming from this animal. My wife was telling a friend about it and she said there had been a Fisher in her neighborhood. The foxes are angry with me because I stopped letting my chickens out so they haven’t been getting their daily meal… We do have fishers around but not usually so close to the house. i live in north alabama! There are many Fisher Cat sightings however. 2 Comments. I kept the dogs inside and with a bright flashlight I searched the property borders but found nothing. Yah, its around 11:47, about 15 or so minutes ago i heard a scream like a young woman screaming as if being attacked and mutilated..sorry to go into detail, but thats exactly how it sounded..and I have heard that there are fishers and red foxes in the woods behind my house, but..have never seen or heard any before hearts racing honestly.. I believe it is a Fisher since it resembles the Mink. they hunt more cuz of protein reserves. As for screaming, most of the comments seem unreliable. The sound recording here doesn’t sound like what I heard. Yet, I read one comment saying they feed them and they eat anything. Another photo taken before I seen the movement shows something curled up in a dark corner, on a shelf, of a deteriorated wall. The fox has short bursts as in the above sound. after searching online, i discovered these were fisher cats. It wasn’t like the sounds of this. My son had to beat the damn thing off Runty with a broom, and then it turned and snarled at my son!! He almost got my Mittens.I got him with my son’s baseball bat. Earlier in the day he had seen what he thinks was a fisher cat crossing the road not too far from it. I was 2nd guessing myself – figuring it may have been a fisher cat. Fishers will kill any animal they feel they can subdue, cats, dogs, whatever! The only reports are unsubstantiated ones on the internet or in the newspaper. I saw a coached cat while hunting yesterday. I’m almost certain it was the Fisher now. This audio is nowhere near as terrifying or as human sounding as what I heard last night. this was no fox and its the same screetch. Fisher cats are CREEPY! and i knew it wasnt a dog because the outline looks similar to a fisher cat and after i coughed (seeing im sick) it ran up a tree. Could these have been fisher cats? Though it is closely related to the marten this is reflected in its Latin name, Martes pennanti while the American marten is Martes americana. Yes they’re protected but you do have the right to protect your animals. I too thought it was a baby black bear eating apples in our country back yard. It was near Big Meadows which is a major tourist area. this is SO not a fisher cat. you guys are nuts about all this, get lives !!!! Fishers are famous for screaming. i saw them at dusk, and then at 11:00 am the following day. That is the sound of a Red Fox warning call. I know somewhere I have a night video which was down for the audio of some crazy bird schreeching in the woods across from my house. Of course the DEM would never let it go public because then people would start hunting them. We heard loud high-pitched screaming last night, pretty sure it was a fisher. So far this site is the only that claims the call is a fisher. Iam from mn. In north kingstown. I believe my dog went under the deck to investigate. I looked up fisher cat just now because I can here it. If I had to describe what it sounded like, I would say it is a cross between a woman being attacked and a bad power steering pump chattering sound. As for fishers being dangerous…cats are dangerous to birds, dogs are dangerous to deer in winter, our cars and roads are dangerous to everyone and most of our sounds would be scary to any wild animal. I live in Stoneham Ma and was awaken at 2:00 am to what sounded like a woman screaming. Fisher cats are ferocious predators belonging to the weasel family and are known for their eerie screams and liking for house cats. It’s like when you hear the gray squirrel alarm call…look nearby to find a cat. Later, as I was processing the photos, I zoomed in on the photos in the area I seen movement and in one of the photos, I could make out an image of a critter that I have never seen before. That sounds like a house cat, not a fisher cat. I lost a cat about 6 years back and swore to kill every fricken fisher I get the chance at. : People who enjoy watching one animal tear another animal apart are truly sick. And we also have fishers and red and gray foxes…. Thought it was a baby crying at first, but since our nearest neighbor is more than 50 yards away, no kids, no windows open at 4am in December, I knew what it was instantly. We think that they’re in heat when they cry…looking for a mate. A huge Fisher had one of my cats up a tree, and then when they both fell to the ground, it grabbed my cat by the throat, and would not let go. Again I am so sorry for your loss. This sound is definitely not a hawk or Screech-owl, but does resemble either a Bobcat or Fox. the fisher is mostly a noctural animal he starts hunting when the sun goes down usualy but i saw a few hunting during the day specialy in fall time. The folks saying no bobcats in RI for 60yrs are wrong according to their gov. I live in the woods also and have persimmon trees. I simply hate fishers. My neighbor was witness to it. It’s sortof difficult to describe the sound…it starts out at a lower pitch and then raises to a high-pitched shriek that sounds like a woman or a child screaming, “wwwaaaAAAAAAA!!! It’s December; is it fishur mating season? It bound around and in front of my wood pile and then to the back side out of sight. My neighbors told me there was a fisher cat living in the neighborhood, but there is also a family of red fox (vixen and two kits) living in a den just off the back of our property, so I wasn’t sure which I was hearing every night. Last spring, about 1 in the morning, she brought home a young bobcat, I guess for my approval, but the bobcat was a bit shy, screamed and ran into my rock garden and watched me from a very short distance away. I don’t have pets, but I will warn my neighbors with cats and dogs to keep them in. Fisher cats also tend to have a habit. The first video is a fox, and the last video sounds more like a cat. I listened to all the clips on this blog and searched for more on YouTube, and they all sound like other familiar animal calls: red foxes, owls, raccoons, and cats in heat. So we (me & my girls/pups) listened and then it began a really strange clicking type of sound and then a sound that was almost like a whirring or whooing sound. I fenced my yard with 42″ high electric poultry net fencing, which keeps everyone safe and secure… u can buy rolls of this thru agri-tek catalog, for anyone interested. Just look at a cast of their print and check out the claws. They are there in small numbers but they rarely make their presence known to people. After looking through pictures, it’s a Fisher Cat no question. thats how i got to this site. It was a fox!!! I’m hoping that the fisher has eaten them. The sound I heard sounded different to the audio clip here, but similar. The picture of it in the tree is exactly what I saw. it sounds like half crow half fox dude.WIERD!!!!!!!!! I think many people make the mistake of identifying this as fisher when in fact they usually stay away from people, where fox will live right in your yard, as one does here. They have always been in NH and Maine. Our whole neighborhood was drawn outside by these terrible screams, we thought child was in trouble but I went out my back door to see it was a fisher cat that had a raccoon up a tree and the Fisher was screaming. 2 toes were missing. In three years since living in our home, there has never been any problems till this week. My cat is terrified to leave our deck ever since last night which is a good thing since I want both of them to stay inside. A friend of mine used to have a flock of turkeys around his house, but a fisher hunted them down. See . I’ve seen that first-hand. The fisher (Pekania pennanti) is a small, carnivorous mammal native to North America, a forest-dwelling creature whose range covers much of the boreal forest in Canada to the northern United States. Also: to the person who wrote in from RI, don’t be surprised if there are bobcats in your area after all. she was barking so my husband went out and there was a fisher cat growling at him right on our did take off but we were afraid for our dog for quite a while. I was not sure what I heard, but the red fox clip confirmed it. I just heard this sound tonight and thought fisher but looks like maybe not.I have never seen them but I know the coyotes live close by. My cat wasn’t outside. I live in northern Minnesota on 120 acres of Red Pine planted in 1966. if you do a search for fox calls you’ll hear many different calls from one animal. The first video of the fisher sounds like a hawl or some sort of bird. I had one under my BR window not more that 5 weeks ago. i agree with this person -Owls & raccoons fighting. When I ran out on the deck and started hooting, holllering and clapping it turned around slowly and walked off into the woods. Little doubt that is true but there are much easier and less dangerous animals for them to eat. I don’t want my dog bit and I am a crazy dog mom, I have had her since she was only 3 days old I know I would fight for her. I grabbed my camera, but to late as I caught sight of it’s tail as it ran into the woods. When you hear it you’ll have heard a noise like no other. The shrillness lends a certain high pitch to the sound and makes it sound like a woman or a child. Another cat had disappeared almost exactly a year prior, and several others have gone missing over time. I looked on wiki and it says that Fishers main area is up north and that they used to be around the Appalachian area. thats a pretty scary noise. There has to be a reason why they have migrated to rural areas, Could it be their homes in the woods are all being distroyed and built on? I don’t live in the city, I don’t live in a suburb and I don’t live in the boonies. I thought something was dying…my neighbour came out at the same time and called her cat in the house…at the same time I saw the fox running was the fox screeching at the cat. We knew we had them in our area for over 10 years. about 30 mins later i was the onlny one up..i heard that scary fucking sound again i was really freaked out because i didnt know what a fishercat was but now i know there in my nieghborhood one of my cats havent come home in 5 days i think a fisher might of gotten him my mom said she heard horrible noises i wanna find those sons of bitchs and kill em all!! so are we. “Skeptical” is correct, in that many other animals scream. obviously you are not a woodsman. This site in general is pretty good, but the web, and the not-so-ferocious Fisher cat would be better off if this page was deleted. These are viscous predators that you should be very wary of. I saw one about 4:30 in the afternoon crossing in front of me on the street not too long ago. the best way i found to get them away from my house is to let a radio (music) play outside all night and sometimes when i hear one crying i press the panic button of my truck lol they dont stay around .