Wildlife

By - 2/3/16 - 10:40 pm
Raccoons in Allston

John reports he looked out on his Comm. Ave. porch (near Fordham) tonight and saw these two bandits. His third-floor porch.

By - 2/3/16 - 5:47 pm
Rabbit on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Deborah Elizabeth Finn reports spotting an urban bun in the tiny front yard of a home on Commonwealth Avenue between Hereford and Mass. Ave. today.

ABC Haskins, meanwhile, spotted a rabbit right outside 1 Ashburton Place today.

A Beacon Hill bunny last fall.

By - 1/29/16 - 10:23 pm
Wood duck at Leverett Pond in Jamaica Plain

Mary Ellen says it looked like she caught a wood duck in mid-sneeze the other day on the Jamaica Plain side of Leverett Pond.

By - 1/14/16 - 6:37 am
East Boston deer

Photo by Massachusetts Environmental Police.

UPDATE: State officials now say the deer was not a pet; she moved into somebody's backyard and the homeowner didn't even know she was there.

State Environmental Police report:

Today, January 13, 2016, Massachusetts Environmental Police officers and members of the agency’s Large Animal Response Team (LART) executed a search warrant in East Boston to remove a white tail deer that was suspected of being kept as a pet.

Read more.

By - 1/6/16 - 5:34 pm
Round, yellowish bird on the Greenway

Spotted this little chirper on the Greenway near the InterContinental today. Anybody know what kind of bird it is?

By - 1/4/16 - 11:50 pm
Hawk outside a Cambridge window

Nate Russell snapped this visitor today on a little ledge outside his company's offices on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. "We've seen him before in the trees but never this close," he reports.

By - 1/3/16 - 1:16 pm
Coyote in West Roxbury

A roving UHub photographer on the way back from Home Depot spotted this coyote roaming Caspar Street in West Roxbury around 12:20 p.m. today.

By - 12/26/15 - 1:03 pm
Seal off Castle Island

John Gage actually photographed three seals off Castle Island, including this guy.

By - 12/25/15 - 7:45 pm
Pheasant in the Back Bay

MC Slim JB spotted this pheasant by the Loews Hotel on Berkeley Street today.

By - 12/23/15 - 4:14 pm
Snowy owl at Castle Island in South Boston

Eileen Murphy recently spotted this snowy owl that seems to have taken up residence at Castle Island. She reports it seemed to be eyeing her small dog as a snack.

By - 12/22/15 - 9:57 am
Eagle at Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen spotted this bald eagle at Jamaica Pond this week.

By - 12/9/15 - 6:16 pm
Seal at Castle Island in South Boston

John Gage spotted this seal at Castle Island today.

Saturday:
Seal at Black Falcon pier.

By - 12/6/15 - 12:05 pm
Seal in Boston Harbor

MadTy spotted this seal in the harbor off the Black Falcon pier yesterday.

By - 12/3/15 - 5:02 pm
White squirrel in the Public Garden

Not this squirrel, spotted by PatrickWBP in the Public Garden today.

By - 12/1/15 - 7:25 am

The Herald reports on the first of four days of deer hunting in the Blue Hills Reservation - yesterday, today and next Monday and Tuesday. Read more.

By - 11/22/15 - 6:50 pm

Harry Mattison got a great shot of a hawk on a fence in Allston today - holding the carcass of whatever it was planning to eat.

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