Wildlife

By - 7/21/17 - 10:33 pm

WFXT reports on the incident on Columbia Road, where the temperature was 87.

By - 7/20/17 - 11:44 am
Seagull says yo

After this seagull gave Rick a basic "Sup, bro?" at his downtown office this morning, Rick noticed the bird had a metal band around one leg. And it turns out the band may be from a research project up in Maine.

By - 7/19/17 - 2:17 pm
Rabbit in Roxbury Crossing

A roving UHub photographer spotted this bun hanging out in front of the Islamic Society of Boston mosque at Roxbury Crossing this afternoon.

By - 7/13/17 - 1:10 pm

Ronnie White forwards this photo of two coyotes in Arlington Heights today, wonders if their den was washed away during yesterday's flash floods.

By - 7/10/17 - 9:23 am
Overflowing Frog Pond

Damaskin took this photo of an overflowing Frog Pond from the safety of higher ground this morning.

Even fearless turkeys were forced to flee. Mike spotted this gobbler on the Park Street side of the Common around 7 a.m.: Read more.

By - 7/5/17 - 10:24 am

Good Morning Gloucester tells us the story of Cisco, a great white that gets around.

By - 6/25/17 - 8:51 pm
Bunny in the Back Bay

Beancounter spotted this bunny on Marlborough Street today.

By - 6/23/17 - 11:19 pm
Wood duck

That's probably no big news for people used to wildlife, but to us confirmed city dwellers, well, you learn something every day. On a walk around Jamaica Pond this afternoon, I spotted this smallish duck come in over the water and land near some other ducks and ducklings. As it came in, it seemed to be whistling, rather than quacking.

Thanks to some folks on Twitter for identifying it as a wood duck.

By - 6/21/17 - 12:01 am

WBZ has the latest on the black bear that has been ambling around Concord of late - and includes this advice should you find yourself mano-a-paw with the bear:

They are advised to talk to it calmly while backing away.

Talk to it calmly? Unfortunately, WBZ fails us and doesn't specify just what we're supposed to say as we calmly talk to the bear. Whisper sweet nothings? "Hey, how 'bout that Gronk!" What?

By - 6/19/17 - 5:05 pm
Raccoon at a puddle in East Boston shipyard

Eastie Strong spotted this raccoon just admiring his reflection in a puddle at the East Boston shipyard today - or maybe he was paralyzed in fear thinking he was about to be drowned, like his cousin up in Maine.

By - 6/10/17 - 10:33 am
Firefighters rescuing ducklings

Eric Maki watched Cambridge firefighters this morning rescue a bunch of ducklings from a storm drain on Bond Street between Concord Avenue and Garden Street - and then return them to their mother. Read more.

By - 6/7/17 - 11:29 am
Raptor in a Back Bay alley

Bristol Whitcher took a couple photos of this raptor (can anybody tell what kind?) scootching along the railing of a fire escape in an alley between Boylston and Newbury this morning.

By - 5/31/17 - 9:06 am
Turkey in Frog Pond in Boston

Damaskin spotted a turkey doing its morning ablutions in the Frog Pond.

By - 5/30/17 - 11:51 pm
Woman with baby rabbit in Allston

Kat Kirpatrick holds a baby rabbit outside the Union Square fire station today, reports she put it back down.

Sean Olson, a firefighter at the station, reports: Read more.

By - 5/30/17 - 8:44 pm

I'm guessing there is a nest of bunnines in the green space surrounding the Allston Fire Station on Cambridge Street (where it intersects with Brighton Avenue and North Beacon Street. We saw about three or four baby bunnies running around or just chilling there today at about 7pm. I picked one up to take a photo, then released it.

....aaaand I fail at posting pics properly. Can anyone help me? What should I do to get them to post properly?

By - 5/26/17 - 5:49 pm
Turkey on the Common

Chris Dempsey spotted this unlikely trio on the Common today - turkey, seagull and pigeon: Together they fight crime.

By - 5/23/17 - 12:32 pm
Skunk lives in the South End

Pilotblock noticed this sign on a tree in an alley off Pembroke Street in the South End today.

By - 5/21/17 - 5:04 pm
Otter

There was no mistaking this as anything but an otter, because you'd think the Audobon Society folks at the Trailside Museum at the Great Blue Hill would know the difference between an otter and a muskrat, at least based on the sign on the enclosure for the critter.

By - 5/17/17 - 12:12 pm
White squirrel in Boston's Public Garden

Brad thinks Steve the White Squirrel (yes, of course he has a name) should start charging at least one nut for every photo.

Earlier:
The pale squirrel of winter.
One of the fabled West End white squirrels.