but unfortunetly, he died two days later. Don’t need to be a “woodsman” .. nothing to do with cats . I found it quite coincidental, that his car was found wrecked, in the exact same location, that this “thing” was coming at us. What I heard was closer to what I would call a caterwaul except more intense and longer than what is presented here. they use raw chicken to get tracks in a special container.. to count numbers.I heard one scream recently and I live way out in the hills.I hope now that the cherries are gone so are they. A connebear (sp) trap is a kill trap and it will get rid of fishers. woman attacked by fisher in her own yard at 3:30 in the afternoon..read it scary melody, HEARD THIS EXACT SOUND THIS MORNING WHILE BOWHUNTING WITHIN 30 SECONDS A 3-31/2 ‘ FISHER WANDERED HIS WAY PAST MY TREE STAND WITHIN 5 FT. ITS NO FOX I ALSO HUNT THEM EVERY YEAR FOR APPROX THE LAST 40 YRS. Oswego n.y. Got one on my trail cam last week. They are the only animal that can kill a porcupine. i also caught a pic of it on my trail cam a week before and had no idea what it was. For good red fox sounds goto: So it might be it. I have seen fisher’s on many occasions over the years. We have very large boulders on each side of our front yard and she was playing on them. The “weird Sound Behind My House” IS A FISHERCAT. I kept thinking who has a puppy around here except it dawned on me that I had never seen a puppy jump so high. There are fisher cats in brooklyn,ct. Those are Barred Owls. I live in a residential area in a small town in northern Ontario and these things are all over the place killing every small animal they encounter. the above is a red fox sound! I want to thank everyone that submitted the audio and video clips. Their noise is very distinct. Home bodies, both cats went out just to do their business. I just had one, possibly two screaming behind my house in the Pocono Mountains. Oh I did find some scat on a small seating deck in the back of my yard yesterday, origin unknown but definately not dog or cat. Fishers AREN’T cats!!!! Also: to the person who wrote in from RI, don’t be surprised if there are bobcats in your area after all. Fisher cats are in my area but I had never heard one before. This is an old recording, from September of 1990, yet it is still my best example of fighting or scuffling within a family group. I’d really hate to hate to kill this animal. i have many run ins with the fisher they are a grate part of ct wildlife. 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. Believe it or not, the fisher chased after the boy and the dog! I thought a chupacabra was a mythilogical creature Myth or real ? it was very disturbing and honestly quite scary. I heard the first half-second of the sound on this page and knew it was a fox. The most prolific hunter on the planet however is actually the domestic cat. It was fisher’s, not foxes (both times). The female makes the scream. This is because Fisher cats are really dangerous and have the reputation of pretty much killing all small animals in the surrounding areas that are not kept indoors. The Fisher doesn’t have a large enough diaphram to emit this type of scream. I will not be letting them out anytime soon now that the fisher knows they are here. I NEVER let my little guy more than a few feet from me outside and I try to make a lot of noise when we’re out and always have a flashlight and am “on point” whenever we’re out at night. I live in the woods and they hunt right outside my house (usually underneath my window at around 3am). i have been hearing this sound for a while. Good luck! I live in springfield, Ma.! Maybe if I can hear it again. Ahh Nature! (not a happy camper about that). i live in the mountains of va, and ill have to say that those sounds(fisher cat) you think you hear most likely isn’t! Fishers do kill other animals, including small pets, when they can get them. Ask a Naturalist.com » Is a Fisher Making This Noise? Is the fisher cat screech a complete myth? This definitely sounds almost bark-like. small ears and not quick like a cat…more slow and clumsy…no tail…can anyone tell me what that might have been????? It has to be a Fisher Cat…and we have weasels down at the lake here, which is all around us, so I wouldn’t be surprised. I described the screech as a mega crow on steroids. !Does anyone research before blabbing their mouth? most experts couldn’t tell them apart. 1 chasing the other, problably out for some snatch. Then I remembered its tail struck me as odd. Keep your cats indoors if you want to keep them away from predators (especially speedy cars which kill far more cats than Fishers). my friend Rachel and I heard last summer and now we are wondering which it was…. he wants me to report it to animal control also. The leading expert on fisher research, Roger A Powell (who raised fishers for nearly 20 yrs) confirms that fishers do not screech at all. Perhaps the better description is harrowing sounds. When they got seperated from each other they kept calling each other and made the exact sound as was heard in that video. We saw the damn monster ourselves, and it was as big as a dog. Google fisher cat scream embracing both misnomer and misinformation and you ll turn up plenty of stuff like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6NuhlibHsM, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_DqEZos-m0, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBpZTo1dlPM&feature=related, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxLHUxzEoRU, Caring for Your Horses: The Top Horse Care Tips You Need to Know, 5 Fascinating Similarities Between Domestic Cats and Wild Cats, Woman Attacked by Fisher Cat {Video – Lincoln, RI}, Coyote Sound Clips (Definitely Not a Fisher Cat Sound), What is a Fisher Cat and What Does It Look Like. Not a single confirmed fisher cat “scream” has ever -ever- been verified. It was at the other end of the house outside the kitchen window. Like other close relatives in the weasel family, they can chatter (one video on this site shows it). Animal ran past me with dog on his tail, up steps, across porch n deck and leapt unto a nearby tree. I was above 4000 ft. And just in front maybe 10yds a fisher was running in the path and darted in the woods. All residents living in southern Dover, N.H keep your small animals in at night. If that is true them I will look into who will be paying to replace my chickens. of AskaNaturalist.com on July 7, 2011 at 9:58 am Good question. We looked for him everywhere and asked neighbors. sounds like a mink. They wiped me out of all my ducks, including feathers, cats, and tried to get the dogs. Lots of sound no proof. That’s all Folks Fishers live and hunt alone- for what reason would they have to make a call all the time? The sound, spot-on. The first video is a fox, and the last video sounds more like a cat. And that’s all I have to say because i didn’t see the “fisher cat”/ fisher in any video exsept the third one and you could barely see it. Tom: Here in New England, we call them "fisher cats", but it is actually just a "fisher". These fishers have shown up in nj after being extirpated for probably 200 years. My son approached a cave where we think a Fisher Cat lives. The first video/audio sounded like a husband and wife in a fight and the husband was beating her. I live in North Providence,RI. They are predators, but eat what they need. They have different calls. I myself are explore New England and came face to face with a Fisher Cat but,my partner was atacked by a fisher.That fisher soon bit me.My friend had a big gash on his leg and I had some scrapes and bruses. The Fisher Cat is a nocturnal animal and the most Fisher cat screams and Fisher Cat screeches can be heard at night. i have heard of bigffoot; nessie; and the chupacabra but i have never seen anything more terrifing than the fisher! Out of curiousity, we decided to stay up all night out on the sidewalk again and wait for this thing.. it came, only this time it was not saying “help”, it literally sounded like a woman or banshee or something screaming it’s ass off, and it came right for us. They do sound like someone being viciously murdered. I’ve studied, and tracked them for over a decade in MA and RI. and the people there guessed it was a Fisher. Fisher cats (Martes pennanti) are native to NH and much of north America. I heard one last night and I could not go back to sleep, it DOES sound like a child murder! When we had them in captivity they growled or made purring sounds,” said Faccio. Wild turkeys can sound like the neighbor is strangling his wife. But we’d never put the sound and the animal together, till doing some research. This was around 11 am…thought they only came out at night? I believe my dog went under the deck to investigate. http://www.angelfire.com/ar2/thefoxden/redfox_distress.wav or http://www.angelfire.com/ar2/thefoxden/faroffcry.wav. It’s an awful sound. wow that fisher cat scares me it is like a miny bear. Usually the one off sound means that the Fisher cat animal is either closing on a hunt or has already killed its victim. We were safe for several years till a new pair took over. NOT a fisher cat!! The Fisher Cat is a marten related to the family of weasels and is only found in North America. Bullshit I saw the fisher carrying my cat away. I live in western foothills of Maine, and we have “lost” cats before and always blamed coyotes…thinking my Hav-A-Heart trap will be put to good use. One day at 3PM I saw a pair together. i tried to rescue the hen but too late. You can hear them both at the same time at approx. Then I heard a few other noises, then saw 2 animal silhouttes from the side shadowed from the moon WAY up in a tree face to face making so many different noises. That would be excellent! 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. The fisher is restoring a delicate balance. Coyotes don’t sound like that to me. s/he was not very afraid of me. They are the menace and need to be controlled. They scream in the night like someone getting murdered. We also have fishers, fox, coyotes and more bear than we care to count. Fox carry on a series of calls for a few minutes, then generally quit & move on (not unlike a dog barking at something). Windham Maine. They also are active in daytime when they are looking for a mate. I was just 40 foot away at the time about 30 minutes to sunset. I live in Rhode Island and have seen may fishurs, but this is the first time I have heard one; however, since it was night and we did not see it, I cannot confirm it was one. John from Massachusetts on July 7, 2011 at 8:48 am So what does a fisher cat sound like? Well, I guess urban growth has pushed these little buggers eastward.. or they’ve spread south. None of these sounds display the blood-curdling snarling-screech of a fisher cat. The next blood curtling screech has me up and looking out the windows. grunting He almost got my Mittens.I got him with my son’s baseball bat. I BELIEVE I HEARD THIS SAME SCREECH IN QUINCY SUMMER 2011, IT WAS IN THE PATRIOT LEDGER NEWS PAPER THEY WERE NOTICED IN AREA MORE OFTEN. We will call the DEC to come and collect them and put them back in the mountains where they belong. The shrillness lends a certain high pitch to the sound and makes it sound like a woman or a child. Then it repeats a few times. Almost like a monkey? Just watch the videos on youtube. I don;t know if it is or isn’t, but just try to find a video on Youtube that actually shows the fisher animal with the sound coming from its mouth. Absolutely – all this talk about stupid owners letting their cats outdoors at night when they know the property is wooded, hearing strange and scary sounds in the night, knowing wild animals roam everywhere, the pet owner who allows their cats (and dogs as well) out at night, do NOT DESERVE TO HAVE PETS. After researching and hearing the audio on ‘Screeching sounds in the woods’ I realized it was a Fisher Cat that came right up to my decks this morning @ 10am, July 10th. I know. Clip three is definitely a male domestic cat. Thank you for the website. It is blood curdling. my cats freaked out, and I went for a little drive to find the small dog that had been hit on the road or whatever that awful noise was. im so scared it will eat are dear little chicks and possibly get our cat who escapes sometimes! little did i no was that i was going to come back. While much of this sound like old wives’ tales the incidents that happen every year across United States give real evidence that the animals are deadly predators. Both my cats were out and after reading this information I’m freaking to know it was probably closing in on one of them. i was just woken up by mewlings/cries at 3:50 a.m. i thought it was my cat in pain. What if my cat had been on the porch that night? Fisher primarily reside in coniferous or mixed hardwood forests and particularly prefer uneven- aged forest containing snags and multiple fallen trees. When you realize that there are about a quarter of million people in a 20 mile radius of where I describe, the urban/suburban wooded areas of CT are teeming with wildlife. I can’t wait to spot one. The fisher makes a single call, repetitively, every so many seconds (say 30 -60), and just keeps at it, sometimes for so long you’d think it was stuck in a trap. I have heard what I think may be a fisher cat making a call that sounds like a child saying “help”. I looked up fisher cat just now because I can here it. I was told today that a neighbor saw a fisher cat in his yard yesterday so I am assuming that is what was making the noise. For your second YouTube video (sound at night), I can tell you that the first sound in the beginning were from a pair of Barred Owls. Living in NH I have seen a few fishers in my time and they will absolutely go after a person before running away. I have one screaming in our woods as I write this.The calls of fox (red or gray) & the fisher are notoriously difficult to distinguish. Wonder how they do up against a coyote that is out back as well. Seems like no one has their sound on record. I saw a fisher cat for the first time today! fishers can be dangerous to all small animals. I wish i could capture it. We have wild turkeys, deer and our neighbors probably don’t even know to keep there pets safe from these evil menaces. But as we see it not only controlled the porcupine it also eats any preditor that moves in the night. The Fisher Cat animals live and hunt alone and only socialize during their mating season. She just kept screaming so I opened the window and told her to go away and she barked at me! The saw whets calls are much more like a scream than the raspy bark of the fox. One was seven years old and another was a very loyal stray that we saved three years ago, so I’m positive they didn’t run away. We usually walk our dog in the back of our house, but will not anymore. The call this site claims is a fisher is definitely a fox. he was part maine coon cat, the best Cat we have ever had. N honestly it could be either. after about a week i went in the wood to find a fisher cat in it. He checked it out and found about 20 tiny hoofs from fawns under the flooring. 4 lovely ladies just moved in, coop and all - Page 3, Caring for Your Horses: The Top Horse Care Tips You Need to Know, 5 Fascinating Similarities Between Domestic Cats and Wild Cats, Woman Attacked by Fisher Cat {Video – Lincoln, RI}, Coyote Sound Clips (Definitely Not a Fisher Cat Sound), What is a Fisher Cat and What Does It Look Like. I found a baby Fisher with a broken leg today, saw it’s dad a few months ago, big animal, and I’m pretty sure I didn’t hear fishers on any of the tapes. We too have cats and when the cats heard the screech on the speakers they dove under the bed with fur all asunder. A fisher Killed our Cat the other night. I raise fishers and see their way of life and behavior on a dsily basis. BTW, what is up with all of you folks complaining about the horrible awful fishers taking you little pets? There is nothing remotely “cat-like” about them! The ‘Yelp’ I heard at the end of the screech is what convinces me. From what I have read about the fisher it is a carnivore. obviously you are not a woodsman. Hi…my neighbour just called to ask if I have heard this screeching at night in Found only (!) I have no doubt that in the deeper wooded environs of the Northwest and Northeast corners of CT, where, bear are plentiful, not only are there fishers, and bobcats, but the elusive mountain lion/puma.cougar sitings are very real no matter what the Wildlife/EPA folks say. i was outside last night and i heard something knock over the pile of logs in my back drive way. They kill small and new born fawns. They have always been in NH and Maine. First one I ever saw. I am from the Connecticut Shoreline. Today, my 4 year old daughter spotted something coming out of the woods on our property in Feeding Hills. I had never heard anything like it. I think that it must be breeding time. In this difficult forthwith, I love you all They absolutely do make noise and it’s quite a unique sound, even besides the screaming. Or, at least famous for being said to scream. I often allowed my cats to go out at night until my 1 year old didn’t come back…. They only entrap your pet to your yard, allowing other dogs and animals to come and go, eating or attacking them as they wish. Seems like it would be too big to get into the walls. Creepiest sound i ever heard soounded like a woman’s high pitched scream, like she was being killed (not strangled). Clip three is a male domestic cat. Rumor has it the county has brought these animals into our area. I have heard that exact same sound here in Arkansas, and I am in a very habited area. I looked out my back window onto a wooded area and saw a black fisher cat. I thought I was hearing a Fishercat, he/she past through just last night. Four to five ‘barks’ then silence. Not sure if it’s a bobcat, red fox or what. both times i saw it, it took off like a grayhound. no it was not. Figuring something was going on, I got up and just greeted my two dogs when I heard it. we have those in our woods found 10 dead deer in the past week! I believe it was a fisher cat since they were seen and heard in this area. I listened to this sound last night for maybe 5 mins. We were loaded and just waiting for the truck to get warm. Lately, I’ve been hearing an animal up in my walls and on my roof, and it sounds like it’s tearing off pieces of the roof! was down by the connecticut river with a fire goin… noticed some noises that continued on for a good while… at first we thought it was a bird or something but as the noises got closer they got louder and more screeching…we continued about our business until we heard the rustling in the bushes, then shined a flashlight into the bushes where the noises were coming from…i saw 2 small green glowing eyes, said holyshit its RIGHT THERE!!!! You have little to fear from fishers. They are in these woods almost everyday AND night. Speak for your own woods. I see them all the time. you will be a hit. In north kingstown. A friend has a small shack behind his house that he noticed a fisher going in and out of. melody. are they supposed to be out in the day? During the October snow storm I saw what was easily a 4′ long Fisher run out of the woods when all the tree limbs were falling. You can use a live trap, bait it with a can of cat food and check it a few times a day. The Fisher cat is a nocturnal animal and the fisher cat cry is sometimes a hunting cry and at others the Fisher cat call is just a mating call. 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. For one thing, they do not actively prey on cats, according to a study of fisher cats’ stomach contents, a study carried out by the New Hampshire Dept of Fish and Game, in 1994, I think it was. I live in pa,i recently heard that someone-perhaps game commission released these animals not too far from where i live,Supposively to control the deer population—how stupid are these people???? It literally sounds like someone screaming bloody murder! I’ve seen that first-hand. Any normal person can tell when something is an animal. Just saw 2 fishers in the woods today in Rutland MA middle of the day! ?why not just up the deer- hunting limit ? I had one under my BR window not more that 5 weeks ago. 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. Mink love to go after roosting birds at night. They are relentless hunters and tire the deer out…just like the porcupine…so they can and will be able to kill other larger prey they same way. last night i was on my porch grilling something at about 9 pm — my cat came screeching around the wood-pile, through the gate, up onto the porch and in through the cat-door at about 90 miles an hour ——- and about a foot behind him in hot pursuit came another dark animal of about the same size as my cat, who is pretty big actually….. when it saw me there it turned around and was gone——– i don’t know for sure which one of them was screeching. growling I did check w/ DEM of RI and they don’t know of any bobcats (some suspected) but, I KNOW it was a bobcat I saw. He was rummaging in our garbage bags! Ticker SSO then message boards Just so you know; keep a watch on animals smaller than medium sized dogs. Yes they’re protected but you do have the right to protect your animals. But when a naturalist who has studied them for many years has never heard one scream it makes me doubt the probability that they do scream. I live in Maine, and have unfortunately had run ins with them with my pets. I understand how anyone who loses a cat wants to put a story behind it. Definitely a fisher cat. We had one in Freetown when I was a kid (not far from Tiverton). I heard it again and ran to my picture window to see a dark brown animal which I was not familiar with. i was watching this with my boy firend and gave me chills hearing that sound. 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 . I believe it is a Fisher since it resembles the Mink. I know another guy who had a small dog torn to shreads by a fisher and his second small Yorkie ripped up and survived. I’m in a midway ourskirt semi rural point that is currently being creeped upon by urbanization. We took Runty to the vet that evening, (thank you Christine Welsh!!) They are like foxes and coyotes in that they are given an unwarranted and severely distorted reputation when they are so afraid of humans and are, in fact, muxh more scared of us than we are of them. I grabbed my camera, but to late as I caught sight of it’s tail as it ran into the woods. The fox, however, does make similar noises, and could easily be confused with the Fisher, but fox doesn’t seem to make the noise with such avengence . I’ve heard they are protected and if destroyed you could get a hefty fine. well just last night we went for a walk me and some buds through a street and into the forest. Sounded a bit like a kitten at first, then I realized it was something else. Guess you need to get a life. We had one the other night and now Im missing my Fat Boy- who wasn’t really fat but I think that fisher cat didnt mind. Very dark brown, not black. I heard this horrible screaching, screaming, growling, and moning sound. Fisher Cat sounds are usually constant and you can hear them at a regular interval like in this video. They stay away from people as much as possible. When New Hampshire resident Duke Smith first heard the cry of a Fisher cat he thought he heard a baby dying slowly. it sounds like half crow half fox dude.WIERD!!!!!!!!! It is a member of the mustelid family (commonly referred to as the weasel family), and is in the monospecific genus Pekania.. Thanks for the heads up. I live in the woods in northern Wisconsin and see fishers more often than I care. It has occured roughly 1 month apart and over a 2-3 night span. If you hear a repeating lone call in the middle of the night, it’s not a fisher. All mammals, and many other animals can screech (as seen in the ‘baby fisher confronted by dog’ video) when fearful or when being attached. I had one of these enter my house through the pet door. Whatever it was it took off through the underbrush and all I saw was a momentary silhouette as it took off. My son had to beat the damn thing off Runty with a broom, and then it turned and snarled at my son!! And they’re LOUD. The internet is also rife with postings and stories on the “fisher cat screech” and YouTube videos of purported fisher screams. At our home in West Greenwich we have fisher cats come & go. Is this site a joke? 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…. Many people in New England mistaken it for a Fisher. You all hear the sound and see a fisher (not a fisher cat- BTW, what an awful description- don’t insult the fisher like that), but not at the same time. I won’t allow her to be loose when I am sure it’s out there. i have outside cats n i live by the woods–they will be thinned out quickly. 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. The \Screeching Sound in the Woods\ is actually two Barred Owls. Fox territorial call. I live in Hope, RI. They’re vicious. They ran across my yard.. they sounded BIG when they were in the woods in my back yard, running/walking/jumping in the brush. But if it’s not, you’re really spreading poorly presented mis-information. I was told to be cautious of your animal. Almost birdlike. foxes as almost the same sound as a fisher cat they use it to call one another. Oops! I live in Indiana, where there are no Fisher-cats that I know of. Of course they’re going to act differently! That is the sound of a Red Fox warning call. Then in a soft voice I asked the animal what it was doing there! it is most definitely a fisher cat we have one that comes by my house quite often it sounds pretty scary, but Is a beautiful animal. We just heard one tonight and it sounded like a women being murdered. They will kill a cat when they are cornered. These beliefs that fishers are a “menace”, need ti be controlled because they are violent, dangerous creatures are an irresponsible way of thinking and simply not true. About 20 minutes ago i heard crazy screeching, like a demented LOUD deep cat scream, but all up n down n crazy. If Fluffy vanishes, it’s more likely he got taken out by a Toyota than a fisher. Your email address will not be published. Google “fisher cat scream” (embracing both misnomer and misinformation) and you’ll turn up plenty of stuff like this: it sounds like a woman being murdered; it’s an omen of bad things to come; make sure to keep an eye on your small dogs. I inquired at the P.O. Take Care. Beacsue the same thing happenend to me! At first , the two things didn’t click in my mind — I figured well it must’ve been a racoon – what else could and would be able to tear open the door that way. It came about 5 feet from my deck. When I first heard it I thought it was something being killed. Just outside of Franklinville, NY near Lyndon is where we are located. I have also bought Pepper spray “in case” anything ever attempts to attack my dog. Thanks to those who posted informed comments above. I hope never to hear that bone chilling scream again!!! Once back inside the screaches continued for Or, if it really is a fox call, it responded to what it thought was prey. THIS WAS IT!!! We’ve heard the cry and looked out only to see them walking through the yard screaming their blood-curdling scream. they are the largest of the weasel family, and although they don’t weigh much, they are about the size of a fox. If you’re a resident of Winchester and have small pets – DO NOT leave them outside without being outside with them at the exact same time. mustelid. Fishers do not prey on deer! I have lived in the woods for most of my 73 years still without electricity or any cars. In the last twenty years I have lost several cats, a goose and more chickens than I could keep track of. If you ever get to GLIMPSE a fisher you will be lucky. The second video sounded like Barred Owls! Horrors! Where did the name fisher cat come from , they are of the weasel family . Coyote pee might deter them from coming into your yard. We were in a camp ground S.E. I have heard this sound many times around Concord and Canterbury, NH. 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 have hunted, camped, explored, scouted, and walked a lot of Montana. Another unusual characteristic of fisher cats is their piercing screams. Couldn’t, as they’re too smart… then, my Paint mare had a long-awaited foal. When I hear of someone shooting them, or trapping them, I want to celebrate. he would go after squrills then come home and nudge his nose against ours to show us affection. I was not sure what I heard, but the red fox clip confirmed it. And that my friend is is also NOT part of the local eco system. It is a terrible sound and wakes you from a deep sleep. Yet, I read one comment saying they feed them and they eat anything. YES!!! The pictures at the top confirm it was a fisher cat. Perhaps the question that most people ask is – how does a Fisher cat sound? As for medium size dogs, they don’t stand a chance with a fisher hanging on his throat while he runs for home bleeding from his jugler! This helped me because I heard a strange noise, definitely not your typical cat fight. They are very dangerous but amazing critters & I would not put it past one killing even a very large dog … just takes one bite to the right spot … their teeth are long & sharp, as are their claws. 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. Very haunting sound. Born to kill! But – there’ve always been raccons round here and they never bothered anything. None of these videos sounded anything like it. Several nights and a few missing cat notices later other residents of the neighborhood confirmed that these were the sounds of a Fisher cat. my entire life and had never seen them before, creeepy! Where can I buy a fisher. I have two fishers that will come around my place early evening never together both are jet black I was house sitting. My cat was attacked by a coyote at 3am one night and I witnessed that. you cannot mistake this erie sound !!!!! 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. For people interested in cats I would guess that you realize that the fisher cat is not a cat! Other cats I used to feed on my deck are spooked beyond normalcy & bolt for no reason. There was an animal cry I had never heard tonight and I thought it might be a fisher; it made sounds like the vocal here but we also have red fox so who knows! There’s no need to be alarmed. I had never seen one, but I’d been hearing one for over a year. I saw him 3x & family & neighbors, too. I lost a cat about 6 years back and swore to kill every fricken fisher I get the chance at. The sound I heard sounded different to the audio clip here, but similar. It’s a Fisher Cat alright. My Siberian Husky was making “warning barks” like she usually does when she spots a coyote or any wild animal coming through the paths in the woods. I know I’m going to hear it again, and I’m anticipating, but when it happens the loudness and closeness of it almost gives me a heart attack and as I’m slamming the door shut I’m thinking “Oh my word, the whole mountain can hear this!” It was the loudest and scariest thing I have EVER heard.” Listening to the audio it almost sounds like it, but what I heard was louder and more blood curdling…man and I thought I hated cats howling at night! The fox has short bursts as in the above sound. And we can rule the whole fox and cat thing out anyway, because it sounded nothing like. Last night I tried to see it by shining a flashlight into the woods where the sound was coming from all I saw was a pair of glowing eyes appoximately 40 feet behind my shed. Signifying others of danger being near. I was sitting out late at night watching fire crakers as we celebrate Canada Day the 1st of July, but continue on the next few days. Yesterday in a CT shoreline reservoir woods at 9AM (partial sun)I watched a presumably mother Fisher Cat attempt to lure me away from her offspring by circling and approaching me as close as 25 ft while standing up on her hind legs and swaying to and fro as if to get a better look at me( like a mongoose or otter in water). Free online sfx library. It is a dangerous creature. If people say they saw fishers and then that night heard the sound, it could be the fisher attacking the rabbit. i turned on outside lights and found a fisher cat eating one of my hens. Not long after the screeching incident, two of my cats disappeared within approximately ten days of each other. The evening after I heard that sound I saw an animal in the woods climb a tree so quickly I couldn’t believe my eyes. (everything I have read so far says they are only in the Upper Peninsula) After searching for sounds of several possible critters, to identify the sound I heard, I am absolutely convinced, it was the territorial call of a Fisher. Bobcats can also scream like a fox but it is a much deeper screem so it sounds even more like a woman being murdered. the fox has about 5 or 6 different sounds. I stopped putting my bananas on the porch BTW. I have also observed a pair of fishers in my yard feeding the color of their eyes at night and the noises they made were beyond scary. Very well could explain the screeching sound of the legendary Jersey Devil. It was blood curdling and almost ethereal. 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. When on the third night again I was awakened by these screams, I ran out torwards the noise and shooed it away ( at least I hoped I was!) This happened during the day, and we were getting ready to go to the town dump with our garbage. So the next time a bear takes down a human shall we call it restoring the delicate balance ( serial killer who live in glass houses shouldnt throw stones ), this is what i heard and saw in wakefield . This animal was smelling for several minutes, and I didn’t move as I watched it. The Video clip #1 and #2 on this page sound like owls to me but nothing is known about the location or origin of the video so they could even be tropical monkeys for all we know. The final audio clip…is that of a regular house cat mating call. this is a fisher…we have them all over…sounds just like this …i think they are neat creatures!! I knew it was a member of the weasel family, but I had never seen such a large animal this shape. Holy smokes! Something killed my neighbor’s kitty and I suspect this is what it was. Nice try, but sorry, not very convincing. A fisher’s cry is a long and very high, peircing scream. I’ve described it as sounding like an angry hawk (yes, we have plenty of those, too) being eviscerated. I heard this for the first time tonight. now i see that most of the squerels are gone and there are LOST PET fllyers for 3 missing pet cats . It is sporadic, goes on for anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour or longer. This site provides zero evidence that fishers actually screech. I heard this in the field behind my house in Gill, Mass last night (March 30, 2013). I live in the northern portion of NH and have heard of them, but have never seen one. We knew we had them in our area for over 10 years. Ever occur to you that more than 1 species of wildlife may be in an area at one time? I am so happy to see the skeptical comments in some of the above posts. And what eliminated the fisher cats years ago? (We live just outside of Ottawa). Im in Cumberland RI. Many people know what these animals are. I assume it was a fissure cat but I didn’t see it. i found him okay in the kitchen. Like mentioned, the screaming of a Fisher is longer in duration, and higher pitched. May 12, 2016. Only once not repeated. once i heard this cry i put out one of my traps and put dead fish guts in it. I live in an old forest with a lot of dead trees and we have swamps, bays and a river as well. It looks like a big, ugly cat, and screams with a blood-curdling sound that sounds like a woman being tortured. This wasn’t a stopping every few seconds, this was a full blown “aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah”, followed by another and then another. And this is the cry he had. The same fox used to peek in our front door to see what was on the table for supper and my husband found him sleeping on our deck one morning. Idk or maybe it was a fox like Teresa said. 2 toes were missing. Yes keep the coops shut tight at night. Melissa, cat in heat, yes. When bite marks & a chewed off top from strong teeth punched holes in a plastic water cup I leave out for cats, I knew it was the fisher. Look up “predator urine” on google and you will find many sites that have much stronger predator urine and you can read more about how to use it and how it works. I want to go outside and make crazy human noises back at these animals and show them whats up ahahah. We heard loud high-pitched screaming last night, pretty sure it was a fisher. A nice confirmation of what I thought I was hearing. Fisher cat’s SCREAM like little baby’s and I mean scream. I swear he wanted to be a dog. so are we. The unfounded fear mongering posted in these comments is slightly amusing to me as well as scary from a scientific literacy perspective. If they grab your pet and you try to intervene, be prepared for them to take you on. P.S. 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