Two DCR employees with nets learned not to tangle with Larry the Turkey today - he beaked off their attempts to capture him and get him away from his haunts in the middle of the intersection of Baker Street and VFW Parkway this afternoon, according to a discussion on the Chronicles of West Roxbury II Facebook group. Read more.
The page you've been asking for: A collection of all the comments on UHub turkey posts (and bagel posts!) by the Turkey Liberation Front.
Alderfish reports that Larry the Baker Street turkey, who has spent the past couple of months dodging cars on VFW Parkway at Baker Street, has turned angry and is now attacking cars, which is probably not good for his long-term health:
After becoming offended last night by a well meaning driver shooing him out of the way, Larry has decided to regain his dominance by fighting off advancing cars.
WFXT reports the dog lost a foot, both are now getting rabies shots.
Coots are interesting birds. While they're in the water, they look like small ducks. Then they stand on a rock and they look sort of like chickens. And then, if they come fully out of the water and start walking around, well, you can't help but notice their feet, as Enoch Pratt did today down at Leverett Pond in the Emerald Necklace.
Good Morning Gloucester has some cool snowy-owl photos.
Meaghan Sinclair spotted this snowy owl in her Somerville neighborhood today.
This has proven to be an "irruption" season for the owls - in which the population of lemmings on which they normally feed exploded, leading to more owl hatchlings - and lots of owls flying south in search of food. Good Morning Gloucester has been following the exploits of a pair of snowy owls there.
Arbotopia is a running account of wildlife found on walks through the parks of the Emerald Necklace.
The Revere Journal reports Jake the Turkey, who'd increasingly proven to be a menace to both traffic and himself, has been relocated to woodsier surroundings in cranberry country.
For months, Jake has been in Ward 4 and surrounds. Just about everyday he strutted down Broadway, stopping traffic, posing for cell phone photographs, pecking at car tires and anything he found interesting on the sidewalk.
Mary Ellen spotted this northern pintail at Leverett Pond in the Emerald Necklace near Rte. 9 and Huntington Avenue yesterday.
Kelley Hand braved the single-digit temps at Christoper Columbus Park this morning and got to watch seagulls in the sea smoke in Boston Harbor.
Jocelyn also scanned the sea smoke on the harbor.
Roving UHub photographer (and NECN host) Sue O'Connell spotted this hawk checking out a squashed, frozen squirrel carcass on Marcella Street in Roxbury today.
Geese, ducks and coots congregated in what appeared to be the last remaining bit of open water on Jamaica Pond, at the north end, this morning. Some birds remained aloof: Two swans seemed to prefer their space out on the ice rather than sharing it with their cousins, as did a flock of seagulls. Read more.
Kelly Tynan watched a turkey cross VFW Parkway at Baker Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.
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