Two years ago I blogged about M.'s possible sighting of a fisher near our home.
Some of our wildlife-minded friends said it was possible, while others said there were no fishers here and that she must have seen a big pine marten.
But apparently fishers do get around. Today's New York Times describes them expanding their territory in the Northeast.
At the same time, the fisher’s ability to adapt quickly to non-native habitats astounds biologists, who see it as a conservation success. Population statistics are hard to come by, because the animal is difficult to spot and large-scale studies have not been done. But biologists say that counts of road kill as well as the fisher’s presence in new territories clearly indicate its expanding numbers.
OK, that's New England. But if it can expand its territory in one part of the country, why not another?