Last week, a Michigan-made home video created a stir on the internet, particularly among animal lovers. It showed a pair of adult moose in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula being fed through the window of a cabin. According to Mlive, the resident says the moose have begun appearing daily, apparently expecting to be fed. The video offers a fascinating, close-up view of these extraordinary animals in or near the wild.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials took note of the video with particular interest. They generally say people need to keep in mind the risks associated with feeding wildlife.
Current State speaks with DNR wildlife biologist Brian Roell, who is based at the agency’s Marquette office, about Michigan's moose, wolf and cougar populations.