wildlife

By - 4/11/14 - 8:47 am

A pair of turkeys caused a rubbernecking ruckus along Mass. Ave. near Columbus this morning. The two birds proved to disbelieving bystanders that they can, in fact, fly, swooping over cars and the heads of pedestrians in a crazed flight from the roof of one building to the porch of another.

By - 4/8/14 - 11:38 am
Central Square turkey

Abigail Taylor reports that Workbar on Prospect Street decided to let the Central Square turkey in to dry her feathers from this morning's torrential rains.

By - 4/8/14 - 6:42 am
Deer in a fence

Hingham Police report firefighters managed to cut away the fence and the deer ran away.

By - 4/7/14 - 2:34 pm
Central Square turkey

Central Square Florist reports its newest customer is a bit peckish.

Looks like the bird saved its wings by taking the 70 bus into the square.

Also see:
Street-crossing Financial District turkey.
Shame-walking BC turkey.... Read more

By - 4/7/14 - 8:36 am
Turkey in Post Office Square

Jordan spotted a turkey waiting for the light in Post Office Square this morning.

By - 4/7/14 - 7:19 am
Turkey at Boston College

ODS spotted this turkey trying to get into a BC dorm early this morning, no doubt after a long weekend of eating its wild oats.

By - 4/3/14 - 5:43 pm
Bird of prey in the Fenway

Brian D'Amico noticed this bird of prey yesterday intently surveying the Fens, which, as we know, has been overrun by rabbits.

Copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 4/2/14 - 11:16 am
Fox in the Back Bay

Adrienne reports spotting this fox in a yard on the outbound side of Comm. Ave. near Mass. Ave. this morning.

For the record I did not ask it ANYTHING.

By - 4/1/14 - 7:52 pm

A concerned citizen reports:

Wild Turkey dodging traffic and dogs on Savin Hill Ave for 2nd straight day. Someone is going to crash trying to avoid it.

Ed. note: At least it's not attacking people.... Read more

By - 4/1/14 - 5:40 pm

Alert New England reports:

Brookline MA: PD responding for an aggressive turkey in a yard on Tappan St. Caller states the bird has already attacked the neighbor.

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By - 3/31/14 - 11:11 am
Swan in the Fens

Masstreehugger photographs the latest addition to the Fens, wonders how he or she will get along with the Canada geese, and adds:

Note in foreground the stripped bark off the trees leaning over the water - courtesy of recent rabbit infestation in the park. They eat bark in order to survive winter, effectively killing the plant although it may resprout from roots. There will be

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By - 3/30/14 - 7:09 pm
Turkey in South Boston

Roving UHub photographer Joseph Gugliotta reports spotting this turkey today on Middle Street. Unlike the swaggering brutes in Brookline, he reports this one looked kind of scared.

By - 3/22/14 - 11:50 am
Hawk on Commonwealth Avenue

Roving UHub photographer Lauren Reemsnyder captured the scene this morning as somebody blocked traffic on Comm. Ave. near Allston Street to keep a hawk from getting flattened - because hawks don't know you're supposed to cross at the green, not in-between.

UPDATE: Reemsnyder reports:

I don't know how he ended up on the street, but animal control came by and took him away a

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By - 3/20/14 - 5:02 pm
Image by Winchester PD.

Winchester Police report they have confirmation that a paw print found in the snow last month, ten days after a resident spotted what seemed to be a mountain lion, have been confirmed as those of a mountain lion:

A photograph of a second paw print located at this sighting was sent to several independent mountain lion organizations in the United States. Experts from those

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By - 3/16/14 - 5:31 pm
Geese on the Jamaicaway

Paul Schlichtman was among those who stopped to let the Jamaicaway procession finish today.

By - 3/11/14 - 4:32 pm
White geese in Cambridge

Jaeseung Hahn captured the scene in Cambridgeport yesterday morning, when the white geese of the Charles River went for a stroll.

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.

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