A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela Canadensis); the pekan; the "black cat."
large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal
an animal related to the weasel
a weasel-like animal
1) A large northern weasel ( Martes pennanti) once trapped extensively for its rich, silver-tipped fur; sold as sable. One of the few predators of the porcupine. Otchig or akâkwidjish in the Ojibwe. 2) One of the two popular map series for navigating Canoe Country. Yellow background at a scale of 1½" to the mile.
The fisher, Martes pennanti, is a North American marten . Despite its name, this animal seldom eats fish, but is a typical marten; a medium sized mustelid, agile in trees and slender enough of body to pursue prey into hollow trees or burrows in the ground. Their name is thought to originate from the French word fichet, which referred to the pelt of a European Polecat.
Fisher is a former provincial electoral division in Manitoba, Canada. It was created for the 1920 provincial election, and eliminated with the 1969 election. The constituency was located in mid-northern Manitoba, in the Interlake region.