Fishers rebound on Olympic Peninsula
August 11th, 2014 - 11:26am
SEATTLE (AP) - A mink-like animal called the fisher was trapped into extinction on the Olympic Peninsula in the 1930s for its fur. Some fishers from British Columbia were relocated to the peninsula in 2008 in an attempt to rebuild the population, and it appears to be working.
Olympic National Park wildlife biologists say motion-triggered cameras and hair samples show the fisher population may be holding its own.
The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/1riwRM6) fishers fall prey to cougars, bobcats and coyotes and several have been road kill on Highway 101 near Port Angeles.
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