Wildlife

By - 12/2/16 - 2:07 pm

Sophy Tuttle has quite the tale of what happened on her normally sedate Medford side street this morning when a drunken college student, on learning Tuttle's downstairs neighbor had packed three dozen chickens, a number of geese and ducks and an undetermined number of pigs in a trailer parked in the street, got a hammer and whacked the trailer open (all the while screaming "I know what I'm doing, my girlfriend goes to Tufts!"), releasing all the birds into the street (the pigs just stayed where they were):

I was woken up at 4:30 to the cops banging on our door screaming "Are these your f*%$ing chickens?!?!" "Get the F*%^ out here and get them!". My neighbor runs out and starts screaming at the kid. My next door neighbors and the farmer and his wife now spend the next 2 hours chasing chickens and ducks allll over my neighborhood, all while screaming like it's not 5am. While the kid is sitting in cuffs on my porch, the cop says "are you a college student?", to which the moron replies, "yea, I go to college". The cop replies, "that's why then. All you college kids are f*&%ing idiots". My roommates and I are standing on the porch, watching about 5 seasoned police officers chase chickens on a suburban street at 5 am and trying not to laugh, because, you know, they have guns.

By - 12/2/16 - 9:21 am
Turkeys on Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square

John Overholt managed to flee in advance of the avian onslaught on Mass. Ave. this morning.

By - 11/26/16 - 10:41 am
Turkeys on a roof in Jamaica Plain

Matt Fede spotted these Thanksgiving leftovers this morning on the roof of Arborway Motors on South Street, near the Arborway in Jamaica Plain.

By - 11/24/16 - 12:13 pm
Turkeys in Mt. Auburn Cemetery

Derek Kouyoumjian spotted some relieved turkeys at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

By - 11/12/16 - 3:08 pm
Hawk outside somebody's door in the Back Bay

Casie Gillette stopped to look at the hawk outside somebody's front door on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay today.

By - 11/7/16 - 9:07 am
A lot of turkeys in West Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer Dave O'Brien came across this rafter of turkeys on Partridge Street at Lagrange in West Roxbury this morning.

By - 11/5/16 - 6:46 pm

Oh, my, we haven't been keeping up with our wattled-hoodlum news of late, but then we saw this article about a turkey terrorizing the California city of Davis and got to wondering about fowl deeds closer to home. As usual, Wicked Local Brookline did not disappoint:

Someone called to report five turkeys were chasing a postal worker near the corner of Blake and Somerset roads.

By - 10/28/16 - 8:36 am
Hawk at Haymarket

Finn was among the people watching this raptor eat breakfast at Haymarket this morning.

By - 10/16/16 - 3:56 pm
Turkey on I-93 in Dorchester

Adam Pieniazek reports traffic on I-93 south into town slowed to a crawl around 3 p.m. as people slowed to look at and photograph the turkey just ambling along in the breakdown lane.

About an hour later, Tom was still causing backups, but now on the offramp to Sullivan Square, as Ben Green shows us: Read more.

By - 10/16/16 - 11:57 am
By - 10/11/16 - 5:50 pm
A goose in Boston's Public Garden

Winged menace gives you the eye.

Boston city councilors will take a gander at a gaggle of ideas to deal with geese and the crap they leave behind.

At a hearing today, councilors heard suggestions that included fining people who feed them, having parks workers and volunteers coat goose eggs with oil, which kills the chicks but fools the mother goose so she doesn't lay more eggs - and buying more umbrellas for city parks workers with which to find off angry geese when they try to grab the eggs to coat them in oil. Read more.

By - 10/11/16 - 5:04 pm
Squirrel with a French fry on the Common

This little guy ran across what seemed like half the Common with a precious, precious fry clutched in his mouth, then found just the perfect perch on which to go to town on it.

By - 10/4/16 - 9:43 am
Turkey outside porno shop in Somerville

Christine Lane spotted this turkey patiently waiting for Main Street Video in Somerville to open this morning - no doubt so he could see the latest videos with hot chicks.

By - 9/29/16 - 2:27 pm

The Arnold Arboretum reports the guy who let his dog loose to attack two weed-eating goats the other day at least got a fine, but now is asking other people fed up with random wildlife being ripped up by dogs to help catch irresponsible pet owners: Read more.

By - 9/29/16 - 2:05 pm
Turkey blocked from entering Somerville bank

JD Dascoli watched as a brave security guard foiled a beakpoint robbery around 12:30 p.m. at the Century Bank on the Fellsway in Somerville.

By - 9/27/16 - 1:58 pm
Geese in Hyde Park

Blame Canada geese: The honey badgers of the avian world.

Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George refuses to duck the issue any longer: Boston has become infested by Canada geese that befoul our parks, sidewalks and waterways and chase after other animals, little children and even small adults. Read more.

By - 9/22/16 - 5:12 pm

WBZ reports Eversource is blaming a squirrel that "came into contact" with some of its equipment for a power outage this morning. The power, if not the squirrel, came back in about an hour.

By - 9/22/16 - 9:17 am

Time for some "Brake for Moose" signs south of the Merrimack? The Westborough Fire Department shows us what they were up to overnight: Helping a motorist whose car smashed into Bullwinkle. The driver received minor injuries; no immediate word on the status of the moose.

By - 9/20/16 - 8:40 am
Soggy bald eagle at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted this drenched bald eagle at Millennium Park during the rain yesterday.