A Fort Saskatchewan woman captured a unique sighting on her patio.
Around 8 p.m. on Tuesday (Jan.4), Ragan Suderman caught a fisher rummaging around by her patio door in a video posted to social media.
Belonging to the weasel family, according to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, fishers prey on birds and small mammals such as rabbits, hares, rodents, squirrels and porcupines.
The fisher is a solitary, wide-ranging mammal that lives in coniferous habitats across much of Canada and the northern U.S.
Seeing a fisher is very rare, however, due to habitat loss, fishers may venture into urban areas to seek out food.
Restricting access to garbage, pet foods, and pets, especially at night, will help avoid negative interactions with these animals. It is also wise to leave fishers alone as they can react aggressively when startled.