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DES MOINES, Iowa —
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is confirming the sighting of a mammal not seen in Iowa in about 150 years.
DNR officials said a trail camera photo of a fisher was taken by Ryan Cross in November in Allamakee County.
“The Minnesota DNR reports that fishers are expanding into southeast Minnesota, which is likely where this one came from,” the DNR said on Facebook. “We don’t know right now if fishers will reestablish themselves in Iowa, but it’s certainly interesting!”
The fisher is a carnivore and a cousin to the weasel, otter and mink, and they are known for their fierceness.