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By - 6/10/15 - 4:03 pm
Jellyfish in Boston Harbor

Moon jellyfish are flooding Boston Harbor, moving with the tides and occasionally puffing themselves into balloon-like shapes to pulse themselves a few inches forward at a time. The large rings are their reproductive organs.

Where did all these jellyfish come from?

By - 6/7/15 - 11:04 pm

Jef Taylor, who works at the Franklin Park Zoo, shows us the nest a pair of house sparrows built in a weed trimmer stored in a zoo tool cage:

Nest components: grasses, trash, flamingo feathers.

By - 6/4/15 - 9:05 am

At 8:35 a.m., Patrick Schmid reported:

Here's a first. Stuck on the MBTA Green Line because turkeys are on the track.

Read more.

By - 5/28/15 - 1:16 pm
Boa constrictor in Braintree

Loose boa. Photo by Braintree Police.

UPDATE: Teacup-poodle owners can relax: SNAKE HAS BEEN FOUND AND IN CUSTODY WITH ANIMAL CONTROL. AREA IS NOW SAFE

Braintree Police are warning owners of small pets in South Braintree to keep them inside until an escaped boa constrictor is recaptured. Read more.

By - 5/24/15 - 3:58 pm
Turtles at Jamaica Pond

Boston spotted turtles enjoying the sun at Jamaica Pond today.

By - 5/9/15 - 9:37 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports (last item):

A caller reported an aggressive turkey followed her until a good Samaritan let her onto a porch to wait it out on Mason Terrace.

By - 5/9/15 - 10:38 am
Goose by the Charles River Esplanade at sunset

JB Parrett watched as a goose captured some dock sitters on the Esplanade last evening.

By - 5/1/15 - 11:24 pm

And right in the middle of an interview, too.

By - 4/30/15 - 6:41 pm
Forlorn mama goose in the Fenway

Hillary spotted this poor mother goose in the Fenway today, along with a sign from an outraged person about how her eggs have been stolen and demanding justice for mother, now resorting to sitting on tennis balls and apples, apparently.

By - 4/28/15 - 7:41 am

HBP posts photos of a great horned owlet in Forest Hills Cemetery.

By - 4/26/15 - 4:36 pm
Turkeys on Granite Avenue in Dorchester

Welcome to Dot reports these turkeys crossed Granite Avenue today:

The Brooklinization of Dorchester continues.

In South Boston, Eileen Murphy spotted the first ice-cream truck of the season:

Ice cream truck in South Boston
By - 4/23/15 - 10:17 am

Jef Taylor introduces us to the leopard slug, which he has loved since he first spotted one on Mission Hill years ago.

By - 4/22/15 - 6:41 pm
Turkey in Brighton

Capt. Nemo spotted a turkey strolling around the Academy Hill area in Brighton today, and wondered what it was doing there, instead of terrorizing people in Brookline.

Roving UHub photographer Alkali, meanwhile, spotted a hawk perched atop a light pole at the intersection of Huntington and South Huntington Avenues:

Hawk in Boston
By - 4/20/15 - 8:49 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports:

A Gardner Road resident called to report several turkeys were at her door.

By - 4/19/15 - 6:55 pm
Turtles at Jamaica Pond

"A nice day for turtles" at Jamaica Pond, DR reports.

By - 4/18/15 - 8:31 pm
Turkey in downtown Boston
Downtown Boston turkey

Jamie Walsh reports this turkey was just ambling about Temple Place around 7:50 p.m.

Craig Caplan reports she spent some time hanging out next to jm Curley - fortunately for her, wild turkey was not on the menu tonight.

In 2013:
Mumbles the Turkey tours downtown Boston.

By - 4/17/15 - 4:06 pm
Goose in a pot in the Longwood Medical Area

Roving UHub photographer Nick McNulty reports a goose seems to have set up housekeeping in a large flowerpot by the Beth Israel parking lot.

By - 4/14/15 - 12:13 pm
Goose and eggs atop WGBH building in Brighton

Several eggs, actually. Jesse Haley gives us a bird's-eye view of the roof of WGBH in Brighton, newly furnished as a goose nursery.

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