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"Despite their names, fishers don't really eat fish. They acquired this name from the word fisse or visse which was the Dutch word for the polecat of Europe. The Dutch thought the fisher looked like a polecat and "visse" sounded like " fisher" to  the English.  The confusion resulted in the fisher's name.  The fisher likes heavy forests and riverine areas to hunt. They are one of the few mammals that prey on porcupines. They also eat rabbits, carrion, fruits nuts and mushrooms. 

Fisher males are much larger than females.   Females become pregnant in the spring and do not have their kits until the following spring.   Females have between one to Three kits in a large tree hollow.  

I saw a fisher cross the road in Yellowstone National park when I was a child.  I am hoping to see one much closer someday, at Tahquamenon."

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