wildlife

By - 2/28/14 - 7:41 am

We ask because Winchester Police report:

A mountain lion has been sighted in Winchester. A resident reported seeing a mountain lion in the Dunster Lane, Pepper Hill Drive neighborhood off of Ridge Street. Massachusetts Environmental Police responded and viewed the animal’s paw print and stated the tracks strongly resembled that of a mountain lion.

UPDATE: The Globe reports officials now think the beast... Read more

By - 2/23/14 - 12:22 pm

Tim issues an SOS:

Help! The aggro turkeys from Brookline expanded territory into Belmont, occupying my parents' porch!

By - 2/14/14 - 9:16 am

Not something you see every day in the heart of the North End:

I think that the duck was a mommy duck looking for Valentine’s Day treats for her little ducklings.

By - 2/13/14 - 6:27 pm

Guess which one: "A man reported that his children were being chased by turkeys on Sumner Road."

By - 2/7/14 - 8:04 pm

Around 6 p.m, BMR reports.

By - 1/28/14 - 7:56 am

A concerned citizen refuses to play dead:

229 Northampton is attracting possums. Possums! They put food out for them (or maybe cats, but the possums have chased the cats off) on the front steps. I spotted a possum munching on the cat food last night at 7 pm, like a haunted buffet. This is gross. The possum gave me one of those looks like

... Read more
By - 1/19/14 - 7:10 pm
Ducks in Boston's Public Garden

Stevil photographed ducks in a feeding frenzy in the Public Garden yesterday.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/11/14 - 3:05 pm

Around 3 p.m., Shaita reported:

Caution: A huge possum was just sitting in the middle of the right lane of Mass Ave in front of the Mary Baker Eddy library.

By - 1/3/14 - 10:33 am
Sparrow in a CVS

So how cold is it? It's so cold even the birds are flocking inside to stay warm, as Eric Maki discovered in the Harvard Square CVS.

By - 12/28/13 - 10:12 pm
Raccoon head stuck in a grate

No lions or tigers, but we did have a bear - unfortunately, shot dead in a tree overhanging the train tracks and the turnpike in Newton.

In Waltham, first responders rescued a raccoon that had somehow gotten stuck in a storm-sewer grate.

In Brookline, a beseiged citizenry sought refuge from terrible turkeys that, when not attacking people or making town officials ... Read more

By - 12/16/13 - 6:58 pm
Hawk in Medford

Amfretto snapped this hawk on her balcony railing near the Tufts soccer field in Medford this morning. She reports she usually gets to see it hanging out in nearby trees swooping for prey, rather than a few feet from her face.

By - 12/4/13 - 7:33 am
Hawk on the Commonwealth Avenue mall

Stevil spotted this hawk on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall the other day.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/28/13 - 10:22 am
Turkey menace

Bostonography maps turkey sightings in the Boston area. You know what to do: Choose white AND dark meat today.

By - 11/20/13 - 1:58 pm

Village 14 reports a kid walking to Newton South High School yesterday morning was knocked to the ground by a deer that ran out of the marsh he was walking by. The site doesn't say, but presumably the deer was buck naked at the time.

By - 11/18/13 - 8:17 am
Harvard Square turkey

Bobbi Fox reports a turkey was perched outside the Dunkin' Donuts at Eliot and JFK this morning.

By - 11/14/13 - 1:50 pm
Fisher cat, stuffed and mounted

Look at those teeth, those claws, those beady little eyes!

Near Fresh Pond, Wicked Local Cambridge alerts us. But don't worry:

There have been no reports of fisher cats attacking a person or domestic animal in Cambridge.

Ed. note: This is not the Fresh Pond fisher cat. This is the fisher cat Kevin Cosby hit with his car, then had stuffed and mounted.... Read more

By - 11/10/13 - 10:50 am

We live in the largest city in New England, and yet, around 10:15 a.m., I had to hit the brakes to avoid plowing into a buck bounding across the Dedham Parkway near the entrance to Georgetowne in Hyde Park. Antlers and everything.

Tom O'Gara reports he saw one on Enneking Parkway around 1 a.m.... Read more

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