i was looking for animals. went to den rock park in N andover, then hit dracut forest...i saw a couple hawks, and a woodpecker. that was IT. im an avid herper, so i can't wait till mid-late spring when the frogs, lizards, and especially snakes come out. im hoping to shoot some timber rattlers this year.
anyway, the irony came on my way home, when i noticed a couple cars pulled to the side of the road. they were involved in an accident stemming from the front vehicle stopping abruptly (but not abruptly enough) whilst hitting a fisher cat. this is spawning season for fisher cats, as well as bobcats and a lot of other species. the fishers come down to give birth on the ground in late march early april. a very rare sight though, as normally fisher cats are pretty tough to come by...they're very elusive.