Animal not seen in Iowa since 1800's spotted in Allamakee County

An animal that hasn’t been seen in Iowa for 150 years has been spotted in eastern Iowa.

A fisher was spotted on a trail camera in Allamakee County back in November. It’s the first documented sighting since the 1800’s.

The fisher is a carnivore that is a cousin to the weasel, otter and mink.

Despite its name that suggests that it may fish for food, the fisher is usually in forested areas hunting small prey. It actually seldom eats fish.

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