Oct 26-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: October: Oct 26-10
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Photos by Eric Bashaw
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Photos by Eric Bashaw
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Photos by Eric Bashaw

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 05:35 am:

It's not too often you can get up close and personal with a moose here in the U.P., let alone have your camera ready and snap off a few good shots to remember the occasion, but that's exactly what Eric Bashaw did recently in the Republic area. Eric's Mom, Laurie Bashaw hooked me up with the photos and the background scoop about them, too. Eric said the moose was just amazing to watch. It hung around the area for about 45 minutes and when it finally left, going through the woods, it just plowed down everything in it's path!
Amazing animals and huge when you see one in person like Eric did. To give you a perspective of the size of this one, check out the height of his back, compared to the pole and street sign in the 2nd photo. That's a big fella and one dandy rack he's sporting on his head.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 06:40 am:

Amazing pictures!

By RCW (Rcw) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 06:41 am:

Wow, great shots Eric.

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 07:22 am:

Great Photos, Good deer hunting in that area as well, used to hunt that area while at NMU.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 07:55 am:

...and it looks like he is looking for a good meal. The name of the street is Pasty.com

By gretchen arnold (Garnold) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 07:56 am:

How great to see this! We saw some tracks around Gay about 10 years ago. I have had my eye out for them ever since. I haven't seen one yet, looks like I'll have to go to republic or Isle Royale.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 08:09 am:

I'm betting that sign was changed to protect the location! This is just like my sighting two years ago this month. My pictures aren't this clear though, but I was just as near. I took a video. So exciting to see an unexpected moose out in the middle of nowhere like this! My moose wasn't concerned about leaving either. He seemed to think it was his territory, and if anyone was going to leave it was going to be me!

By Cindy, New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 08:17 am:

Wow! Fantastic pictures! I saw a female moose and her calf several years ago, but I'm always looking when I'm in the U.P. I would be thrilled to see a bull moose like this. I love the pics!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 09:10 am:

Those creatures are so awesome....I've only seen three in my lifetime, all in Wyoming. One bull grazing in a swampy area in Yellowstone Park and a mom and her newborn in a secluded area near Mammoth Hot Springs.

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 09:16 am:

We see them all the time in the King Lake area.
They are huge animals.

FYI if you havent noticed it yet, The Herbert C Jackson came in through the south entry last night and is anchored in the middle of portage Lake where it can swing 360 on hook for the remainder of the storm.

When was the last time you saw that! Take a drive towards chassel. I'll try to get some pics at lunch if its not too nasty out.

By Laurie B. (Ratherberiding) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 09:39 am:

Eric said he was pretty nervous seeing this huge animal. His first picture showed it as it was all out of focus! We had one in our neighborhood years ago but I wasn't lucky enough to see it. Someday!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 09:40 am:

I have seen plenty around the Craig Lake/Lake Michigamme area, including a bull standing right next to 28 near Three Lakes a number of years ago.

Dr. Nat and I saw 7 on our recent trip to Newfoundland, where it is said that moose outnumber people on "The Rock"; could have fooled us!! We didn't see those 7 until the last day we were on Newfoundland, and that was after we'd spent a week there.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 10:47 am:

I can see moose any day of the week. They live just south of my house. Elephants, giraffes, lions, and other exotic animals. They never come out here, probably afraid of Jimmie the fat white cat. Or could be they are kept in by the huge fences. Once in a while we are visited by a peacock who is rather noisy.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 12:26 pm:

Oh No!!!! Moose on the loose, watch out..;O)

By RCW (Rcw) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 01:27 pm:

BOBg. If you get one plz send me a copy. I can remember the times in the late 40s & early 50s when there were up to a dozen hanging there.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 04:33 pm:

Quite an animal. Never seen 1 for myself, even when vacationing at Batchawana Bay in Canada, which is moose country, also.

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 04:38 pm:

the pics of the Jackson are here:


gonna try to getmore after work so check that link again later tonight or tomorrow

By Ray Laakaniemi (Rlaakan) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 06:56 pm:

Wanna see moose? Try Anchorage. On the streets, back yards, eating apples, about everywhere.

By Donna (Donna) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 08:17 pm:

They are all over the place...they just hide really, really good. I saw one up near LacLaBelle, they've been spotted many times in Covington, Rice Lake, Mud Lake....wasn't there one running by the Copper Country Mall one year? Or was that a deer? Hmm...I don't recall. But yeah...there's moose. Got a friend that helped lay a concrete garage floor and got up the next morning to a settled floor...decorated with moose prints walking through it!

Ahhh...living in the U.P.!

By Wes Scott (Travelnorth) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 09:15 pm:

Wow! What a fantastic Bull Moose! I've only seen one to date and it was a cow. It's pretty rare unless your on Isle Royale is right. And this storm tonight is the largest low pressure complex since the night the Edmund Fitz went down. It's really going to be quite the gale. I just saw a gust on the mid lake buoy that said 47 knots. About 58mph and large waves. Wouldn't be a good night to be on the big lake at all.

By Lori Houle (Runnerlori) on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 09:58 pm:


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