Friday, February 14, 2014
55 Words - The Fisher
Not a large one, maybe a female or young male.
Looked healthy, it's beautiful coat puffed up against the cold.
Obviously on familiar ground, it checked the woodpile, the shed, the perimeter of the house.
I wondered why I had not seen one in over a decade.
I wrote this to participate in a flash writing hoe-down that happens every Friday over to Mr. KnowItAll. It's called Friday Flash 55. Most of the entries seem to be of the verse type. I like sentences, so I used 5 of them. I like Flash writing. It is tougher than it looks.
The image was taken by Daniel J Cox. I hope he does not mind me borrowing it, poaching it, using it. I would offer a link, but when I punched the image on google, I was sent to Daily Kos. Odd that a Fisher image would be linked to a commie web site. But there it is.
Some Fisher facts.
Though not big, these guys are bad ass. They are omnivores and will eat just about anything. They are one of the few predators that can take out porcupines unscathed. They spend most of their time on the ground, but climbing trees is a cinch. They are fast enough and agile enough to chase down squirrels up there in the canopy. Do not mess with one. Steer clear.