Bronx Mystery Creature is Member of Weasel Family

NEW YORK -

A mysterious long-haired critter that’s been sighted on the streets of the Bronx for several months is actually a member of the weasel family called a fisher or fisher cat, zoologist Roland Kays told WCBS. The short-legged, furry-tailed creature preys on rats and squirrels, but is not a threat to humans. Fishers were found in Manhattan when the island was first settled in the 1600s but had long been extinct in the area due to the fur trade.