Apr 09-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: April: Apr 09-09
Mud Lake deer herd    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Dan Judnich
Dinner time    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Dan Judnich
Chowing down    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Amy Kleine
Smile for the camera    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Amy Kleine
Disagreement    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by David Clark

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 04:31 am:

Good thing the snow is disappearing, exposing bare ground once again. The deer feed supplied by the local Sportsman's Clubs is pretty much depleted, so hopefully it will warm up and things will start to grow, so the deer will be able to find food naturally. Dan Judnich (first two photos) and Amy Kleine (next two photos) recently snapped shots of the Mud Lake deer herd at feeding time. Dan didn't tell me how many deer there were in that first photo, but he did say that he couldn't get the whole group in the photo at once. That's a lot of deer! You can tell they're enjoying the dinner; one of them even paused to smile at Amy, as if to say “thanks”.

The bottom photo from David Clark, was taken at Eagle River and it shows just how possessive the deer can get of that feed that's distributed for them. Maybe their Mommas didn't teach them how to share! ;->

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 04:37 am:

Oh, deer (lol). Good pics.

By Donna (Donna) on Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 06:53 am:

Way to go Amy and Dan!! GREAT pics!!!

I saw a pic someplace, with the deer up on their hind feet..ready to pound each other, and the title was something like "Deer Playing"....and I thought..."you don't know deer"...cause that's NOT playing! That's survival!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 06:56 am:

Just like the smiling deer, I am smiling too as spring is here! That deer has a lot of reasons for smiling besides spring...it was missed by hunters last fall, fresh,new green grass will be popping up, and ridding the itchy old winter coat it's been wearing for months.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 07:20 am:

I remember that we fed the deer for a winter or two with feed from the Sportmens' Club. We had more than 40 deer just a stone's throw from our picture window. What an awesome sight. There were plenty of battles between the bucks.

By D. Clark (Dcclark) on Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 07:48 am:

The deer at Eagle River are pretty amazing. I was sitting on the side of the road, maybe 2 or 3 yards away from them, for at least half an hour to take that bottom picture. They just didn't care about humans. But I guess there was some deer quabble going on, because one or two of them kept getting into a fight! Not sure what it was all about.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 08:35 am:

That one deer does look smiley.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 09:29 am:

I've seen the deer at Eagle River before. Where is Mud Lake? Still some snow on the ground here from our snowstorm a few days ago, but the last couple of days have been sunny with temps in the fifties.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 10:40 am:

The deer looking up at the one 'standing up' seems to be saying..."What ARE you looking at?" :) Great pix! I love deer as long as they stay off the roads.

By FJL (Langoman) on Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 10:51 am:

Mud Lake: It's on the right side of Little Traverse Bay road heading east......FJL

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 11:18 am:

I thought it was the Mud Lake road that went to Little Traverse. Mud lake is still on the same side. Right?

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 12:03 pm:

Yes the Mud Lake that FJL (Langoman) and Rowdy (Roudymi) mentioned is probably the most well known and the largest Mud Lake (171 acres), And yes, that would be Mud Lake Road.

Then just for the record, there's also a Mud lake just east of Lake Fanny Hooe near Copper Harbor (14 acres), and another on the north/west side of the peninsula near Sevenmile Point (16 acres), and another (41 acres) about 2.5 miles southeast of Eagle Harbor, with Mud Creek & Cedar Creek emptying into Eagle Harbor, and 'nuther one near Otter lake, 7 miles SSW of Chassell (27 acres). And finally a Mudd Lake about 2.5 miles west of Copper Harbor (8 acres).

Ya'd think da Keweenaw was a muddy place, eh?

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 01:11 pm:

Somebody at lunch mentioned "opening day" was April 15, the same as tax day. I was confused, thinking deer hunting; it turns out he was talking about baseball...and Tigers.

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 01:20 pm:

Nice pictures!!!!!!-Opening day at home for the Tigers is April 10 . Sure hope they do a lot better than they did last year.

By Donna (Donna) on Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 08:45 pm:

VERY impressive Mr.FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash)!! Thank you!

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