May 29-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: May: May 29-09
Moose on the loose    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
Chewing his cud    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh
Dribbles    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brenda Leigh

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 07:29 am:

Brenda Leigh recently drove from her home in Menominee, all the way north to Copper Harbor to catch the Isle Royale Queen IV to Isle Royale. Brenda is a fan of anything moose-related, so she was hoping to spot a moose while on the Island, but she didn't have to wait that long, since she actually spotted TWO moose while driving M-95. With her camera always at the ready, she quickly stopped her car and started snapping photos, not believing what good fortune she was having seeing two different moose within just a few miles of each other.

I'm not certain if Brenda was actually in close to the moose or if she has a good telephoto lens to have caught this guy chewing his dinner and then dribbling as he finishes a drink of the swamp water. I'm hoping it was the latter. Thank goodness she saw the moose on the way north, since she reported that she never saw a moose while at the Island at all. Great shots, Brenda! Thanks for sharing them with us!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 07:36 am:

Wow Brenda! Talk about a memory making trip!

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 07:50 am:

How cool. I've never seen one in person, only in photos or on TV.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 07:55 am:

Great shots and what a great head of hair. I wonder if he uses mousse.

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 08:01 am:

lol, Alex. Great photos, Brenda. When we were at Isle Royale last summer, we weren't fortunate enough to see a moose, nor have we ever here in the U.P....happy you had this opportunity. Our trip was only a day trip, but well worth it.

By E. Neil Harri (Ilmayksi) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 08:04 am:

The patches with loss of hair are from winter ticks. They rub against trees on their sides to try to get them off. In worst cases, they have thousands of ticks on them at one time, and loose a lot of hair.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 08:26 am:

Incredible pictures.

By D. Clark (Dcclark) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 08:40 am:

Pretty amazing! Another animal I have never seen live and in person... you're very lucky, Brenda. :)

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 09:30 am:

Glad she finally got to see one. Two really. Great pictures.

By Jan Ahlquist-Niemi (Sisudigital) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 09:57 am:

Cool photos Brenda! The last image reminds me of a very popular Montana microbrew called Moose Drool. The brewer, Big Sky Brewing, even has a section on their website called "Moose Drool Moments". Check it out at:

By Hilarie Alwine (Halwine) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 10:16 am:

jealousy is setting in! I've driven M-95 more than most, alot infact, and have never seen a moose! Awesome!

By Frederic W. Koski (Fred) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 10:20 am:

I was complaining the other day of having dozens of ticks on me, I can't imagine thousands. Nice capture Brenda!

By D. Clark (Dcclark) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 10:25 am:

More and more every year, ticks freak me out... nothing worse than waking up and finding that ONE you missed stuck on you! I suppose it's better than being a moose though.

By Mel, MN (Mehollop) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 11:48 am:

Jan - Moose Drool is a very tasty brew! A friend brought me a sixer for my birthday party out in the woods a couple weeks ago. Thankfully it's readily available (along with many more of Big Sky's brews) here in northern MN.

The moose themselves... not so available. Spend a lot of time in the woods, and always see where the moose have been - not where they are. Some day!

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 01:06 pm:

I saw a moose in the wild when we took the Algoma Central train from the Canadian Soo many years back. I thought the train was going to tip over when we said there was a moose out the window on our side.

By Cindy, New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 08:05 pm:

I love the moose pics! Cindy, the first moose I ever saw in the wild was one that was using the tracks of the Algoma train because the snow was so deep. There were two moose running on the track trying to beat the train. The train couldn't stop in time, and one moose was hit. The other one managed to jump off. On the way back, the moose that was hit was gone, so it must have lived. That wasn't the scene I had imagined in seeing my first moose in the wild, but just a couple years ago, I managed to get a picture of a cow moose and her calf. That was fun!

By David (Dave) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 08:57 pm:

On a recent trip back home from the UP, this is what I saw along US 141 between Covington and Amasa.

Photo by David DiPietro

Just me (Jaby) on Friday, May 29, 2009 - 09:51 pm:

WONDERFUL photos!!I always wanted to see a moose in the wild.

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