After the wolverine, a fisher might rank as the second most elusive creature to find and photograph in the Canadian wild. So when we found one this past winter, we were caught off guard. Like literally caught off guard. We had just returned from a prolonged backcountry snowshoe
ing adventure and were soaked with sweat. We had taken off our winter gear and were down to t-shirts and jeans (and no gloves) when the fisher appeared in the late afternoon -25 cold. But adrenaline kicked in and we were given the chance to watch the fisher chase and, eventually, catch a red squirrel (a bit unique in that its primary prey is porcupine). It was a sight we may never repeat and most certainly ranks as our most unique encounter of 2017 – and one of our top of all time.