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Fishers are secretive and elusive creatures, giving humans a wide berth. As such, they are solitary creatures, except during a brief mating season. Active during night and day throughout the year, fishers are one of the few mammals that prey on porcupines. According to Mass Audubon, “There are numerous YouTube sites with recordings attributed to screaming fishers, rather than what we believe is the actual vocalist, a red fox.” Photo made by Scott Eggimann in Groton.

 

"Look For A Bumper Crop of Babies Soon"
During the month of February
Groton Animal Control
responded to the following calls:
• 2 found/lost cats
• 7 found/lost dogs
• 1 loose horse
• 1 report of a coyote in a parking lot
• 1 injured raccoon
• 2 dogs quarantined for bite attacks
• 1 injured turkey taken by rehabilitator
• 1 deer deceased, struck by auto. Deer-kill Officer Tuttle notified.
 
     Please report auto/deer incidents to Groton Police, 978-448-5555, Groton Deer-kill Officer will dispose of the deer.
     Bobcat and bear sightings should be reported to Groton Police as well. These sightings will be passed on to Mass. Fish and Wildlife. They are keeping statistics on these animals.
     We have had a relatively mild winter. There was plenty of feed for our local wildlife to carry them through. Look for a bumper crop of babies soon.
     There is a low-cost rabies clinic for cats and dogs being held on Saturday, from 12 to 1 on March 11 at the Central Fire Station on Farmers Row. Cats must be crated, dogs must be leashed. The cost for these inoculations is $15. Licensing for dogs can be done on-line after the inoculations. It is not too late to license our dogs. Don’t forget, licensing is mandated by the State.
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