Spectators in Upper Peninsula Need to Keep Safety in Mind
State wildlife officials say some motorists in Michigan's Upper Peninsula are creating a safety hazard by stopping along roads to take pictures of moose.
I took my family to the U.P. last summer and spent a week in a cabin next to Lake Superior. The scenery was beautiful and we all had a great time. I can honestly say we didn't see any wild life anywhere in the Upper Peninsula. We didn't see one moose.
According to WILX-TV 10, the Department of Natural Resources says moose have been spotted regularly in recent weeks along a section of U.S. highway 41 in western Marquette County. Sightings have been reported on several highways in the U.P.
Conservation officers say they've seen people stopping in traffic lanes, making illegal U-turns and opening doors into traffic in their haste to grab a photo. Officials say spectators need to keep safety in mind.