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12 August 2019 Observation and DNA Confirmation of a Fisher (Pekania pennanti) Hunting and Killing a Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)
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Pekania pennanti (Fisher) is a generalist mesocarnivore that has been documented to prey on a diversity of mammals, but there have been no previous documented incidents of a Fisher hunting and killing a semi-aquatic mammal. Here, we report a first-hand observation and DNA evidence of a Fisher hunting and killing an Ondatra zibethicus (Muskrat) from inside a beaver lodge along a lakeshore.

Sean M. Johnson-Bice, Steve K. Windels, and Kristine L. Pilgrim "Observation and DNA Confirmation of a Fisher (Pekania pennanti) Hunting and Killing a Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)," Northeastern Naturalist 26(3), (12 August 2019). https://doi.org/10.1656/045.026.0314
Published: 12 August 2019
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