By: Nesa Nourmohammadi
Get to know the guy they call “the Ryan Gosling of Maine” below!
Animal Planet: Tell us a little bit about yourself. What inspired you to become a game warden and what do you like to do in your spare time? I’m sure the ladies are dying to know if you’re single…
Kris MacCabe: I grew up in Monmouth, Maine and spent my time playing sports and hunting and fishing. I looked up to the game wardens I knew from the area and was certain from a young age that I wanted a career related to wildlife and the Maine outdoors. After high school, I went on to study wildlife ecology at University of Maine Orono. After I graduated college, I worked with USDA Wildlife Services and also had the opportunity to volunteer for 3 months with state biologists studying Canada lynx. I went on to achieve my dream of becoming a Maine Game Warden in 2007. I now live in western Maine with my wife Emily. In our free time, we love to fish, hunt, hike, go skiing and spend time with our dogs.
AP: What’s K-9 Morgan like when she’s off-duty? Does she live with you and your family?
KM: K-9 Morgan lives with me and my wife Emily along with Maya, our 5-year-old black lab, and Maggie, our 1-year-old mixed breed that we rescued last summer. Morgan loves to go to work, but when she isn’t with me on duty, she plays with her “sisters” and sleeps on our couch. Of our three dogs Morgan, snores the loudest. In the morning as I prepare to head out for the day Morgan can always be found lying in front of the door just making sure I don’t leave without her! She loves to go to work and is always ready to roll.