Northern Michigan is semi populated year around, but most people live here in the summer and in the south or far west in the winter. We have a lot of natural wildlife habitats here and we have encroached on the natural habitats. This makes for some great and not so great interactions with local wildlife.
Fortunately, I’ve never had the misfortune of meeting up with any that have attacked or scared me. From my house we see a lot of deer, rabbits, and I even had the pleasure of seeing a bobcat climb the tree next to our house. I had one scary episode with a coyote when one of the boys was small, but our dog scared him off. At night we can hear the coyotes howling or yapping, and for boys that like to camp in the yard that can be daunting.
This spring my son, Quinn and I came home to a scraggly looking fox. He stayed in the yard for quite a while before moving on. The other night my husband and I caught a raccoon playing peek-a-boo with us from our tree.
In the early morning hours and at dusk you have to be on the look out for deer because they will literally mow you down when you’re walking in the yard. So I wanted to take a few moments and share some great photos from the great north with you.