7 May 2010

UC researchers rescue 5 orphan fisher kits

UC wildlife biologists are seeking community involvement and support to care for five orphaned Pacific fishers they rescued in the Sierra Nevada near Bass Lake and Fish Camp last week. The kits are the offspring of two females that were part of an ongoing Pacific fisher research program. One of the females was killed by a bobcat; the other was hit by a car.

For more information, please see this press release.


1 Steve Anderson says...

Not sure if it would help at all, but the Sequoia National Forest picked up a fisher kit about 5-10 years ago. I think Vicki Ferris was the wildlife rehabilitation person that handled the kit until it was returned to the wild. Don't know if it would help to compare notes but she's still in wildlife rescue. Call me (760 376-3781 x 680, if you want her number. She was very careful not to let the kit become acclimated to human presence and the kit became very wild as it grew older. Good Luck!

Posted at 5:26 p.m. on May 10, 2010

2 Anne Lombardo says...

Steve, Thank you for sharing that information. I will pass your number on to Rick Sweitzer, the wildlife team's leader in Oakhurst. I have heard him refer to this kit. As kit rescue is so rare we appreciate knowing of all those who have had experience with it.

Posted at 10:47 a.m. on May 18, 2010

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