A fisher has attacked a six-year-old in New England. The boy was not seriously hurt.
Fishers belong to the family mustelidae, which includes ferrets, weasels, badgers, wolverines and others. Though sometimes called "fisher cats," they aren't closely related to the cats. They are small carnivores—far too small to prey on humans. Rabies is the likely cause for an attack like this, and in fact the boy is being vaccinated against the disease.