Sunday, June 19, 2011

Critter Sightings!

Living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan means that you can see "critters" pretty much anytime you choose. We see chipmunks, squirrels, wild rabbits, and white-tailed deer on a weekly(sometimes daily basis). We also have a more infrequent opportunity to see some other animals in the wild. Yesterday, we saw this wild turkey crossing the road! Of course, the camera was not ready and he was off in the trees by the time we were ready for a photo! We thought he was a bear from a distance as he was strutting across the road with his tail feathers out!

We were also fortunate enough yesterday to see a couple of moose! I know the photos are not the greatest, but if you look closely, you will see that the darker moose is the cow and there is a very light colored calf standing next to her. (In the photo directly above the calf is just to the right of the cow). They were grazing just off the side of the road near the highway outside of West Ishpeming! 

What critters have you seen lately?

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April said...

I have never seen a moose in real life but I have seen plenty of alligators though!

Play-based Classroom said...

Oh wow! We don't get any moose around here, but we did have a baby bird end up in our garden last month! I posted about it my blog. We've also had run-ins with prairie dogs, bunnies, toads, dogs (the neighbors frequently walk their dogs behind the school, and we have a see-through fence), horses, and on Friday--a wolf spider!

And guess who screamed the loudest at the wolf spider? :)

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