For years there were sightings.
Then in 2008, came the tracks.
In 2009, came a photo.
Now, there’s a video – a cougar roaming Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
(Video: Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Owners of trail camera did not want to be identified)
A trail camera on private property in northwestern Upper Peninsula captured the cougar on Sept. 8. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources visited the property in Ontonagon County earlier this week and verified the camera’s location.
The cougar had an ear tag and a radio collar. Only western states tag and collar cougars …
The Great Lakes system of locks and canals opened up the region to more than just economic opportunities; it also paved the way for hundreds of destructive invasive species.
Their untold negative impacts on the region’s ecology and economy have lead some to consider them “bad company.”
The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University examines the history of Great Lakes invasive species in its fourth documentary: “Bad Company.” Instructor Lou D’Aria and journalism student Matt Mikus co-produced the one-hour documentary with help from associate producer Rachael Gleason and a …