Photographer snaps rare daytime footage of elusive fisher - Ottawa - CBC News

By CBC News Ottawa, January 6, 2017

An Ottawa man captured rare daytime footage of a fisher — a mainly nocturnal type of weasel — while snowshoeing on National Capital Commission trails.

For the first time in his 12 years of bushwhacking through the trails, nature photographer Justin Hoffman saw the elusive fisher on Jan. 2.

"It was fast asleep when I came upon it," he said Thursday on CBC Radio's All In A Day, adding he didn't immediately recognize it because it's so rare to see one during the day.

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