Tag Archives: Porcupines

The fisher: elusive, fast, a porcupine’s worst nightmare
Column
June 8, 2017

The fisher: elusive, fast, a porcupine’s worst nightmare

By Joe Rankin

The “fisher cat” is neither of those things. Doesn’t fish. Isn’t a cat. In fact, a lot more of what people think they know about the fisher is wrong. It’s almost like we made up the animal.

The fisher, Pekania pennanti, is…

Porcupines waddling through winter
The Outside Story
February 25, 2015

Porcupines waddling through winter

By Steven D. Faccio

The porcupine is one of the most recognizable mammals in the North Woods. And thanks to its short legs and fat body, it’s also one of the slowest. Of course, a porcupine really has little need for anything faster…