wildlife

wildlife

By - 2/12/15 - 1:40 pm

Caught in Southie has the photographic proof.

A bald eagle has also been spotted at Jamaica Pond.

By - 2/9/15 - 11:15 pm

A concerned citizen reports tonight:

Attention! Two ducks stranded across from Christian Science plaza There are two ducks taking shelter in the enclosed walk way. I don't know how long they've been there but I'm worried about their condition. I've called animal control but they aren't very helpful.

By - 2/6/15 - 9:02 am

Arlington Police acknowledged yesterday the town is besieged by turkeys, who have taken to strutting about the place as if they own it:

As if the snow hasn’t put enough of a wrench in the morning and afternoon commute it seems we have a flock of turkeys gathering on some of our busier streets. Now don’t tell them I said this but they are not the smartest birds. This is part of the reason it can be challenging to navigate around them and they don’t seem to understand that your car is way bigger and they should get out of the road.

By - 2/3/15 - 3:19 pm
Screech owl in West Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer Edward Zarrow reports this screech owl has been quietly observing the comings and goings of the 51 bus and its riders today at Weld and Maple streets in West Roxbury.

By - 1/27/15 - 8:58 pm
Deer in the snow

Craig Caplan looked out his window in Peabody this morning to see not just a lot of snow but a lot of deer.

By - 1/19/15 - 7:12 pm

Just what it sounds like: Questions posed to pigeons.

H/t Peepears.

By - 1/16/15 - 7:56 pm
Bunny rabbit at the Federal Reserve Bank

At least two rabbits have taken up occupancy on the grounds of the Federal Reserve Bank downtown.

Jon Hickey photographed one of them last month. Christine reported late this afternoon:

Sitting in traffic on Congress St. next to Fed Reserve bank watching a rabbit pick through the dead garden.

By - 1/12/15 - 5:11 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports a resident called 911 to report a "30 to 40 pound" raccoon stole into her house by way of the water heater. Sadly, Wicked Local Brookline does not tell us what happened next, because that's a story we'd read to the end.

By - 1/10/15 - 7:19 pm

Around 5:30 p.m., we were heading home from the supermarket (yeah, after kickoff). We were in the right lane inbound on Washington Street, coming up on West Roxbury Parkway. There, in the left lane, just standing there, looking down the road - but not at us - was a coyote.

I slowed, flashed my brights and it ambled off across the road and up into the woods on Bellevue Hill.

By - 1/7/15 - 7:24 pm
Boston pigeon

A pigeon tried to huddle into itself today on Court Street. One can only imagine what it'll look like tomorrow.

By - 1/2/15 - 7:10 pm

Wicked Local Brookline alerts us about an incident on New Year's Day:

A Tappan Street resident called to report he was attacked by a group of four turkeys near Sumner Road.

Also, a squirrel was reported to have gotten stuck in a sewer grate.

By - 12/29/14 - 5:51 pm
Raccoon in a Framingham chimney

The Animal Rescue League reports one of its technicians went on a call to Framingham today:

This raccoon in Framingham found its way into a chimney and all the way down to the base next to the fireplace.

By - 12/23/14 - 10:30 am
Cop shoos Brookline turkeys away with a hockey stick

It has come to this: Brookline Police apparently now have to stock their cruisers with hockey sticks to keep the town's poultry punks under control. Science-fiction writer and elected town official Michael A. Burstein captured the tense moment Monday morning at Sumner and Blake streets. No word if the Boston cruiser was there for extra firepower, just in case.

By - 12/19/14 - 12:01 am
Hawk in East Boston

Francisco Urena spotted an East Boston hawk enjoying a light repast this afternoon in Wood Island.

Earlier:
East Boston hawk makes an appearance.

By - 12/16/14 - 11:04 am
Swan in the lagoon by the Back Bay Esplanade

JB Parrett walked along the water at the Esplanade Lagoon yesterday.

By - 12/16/14 - 8:18 am

A concerned citizen asks the city to post a "Deer Crossing" sign on Dana Avenue just up from the Milton line:

Deer spotted twice in location.

The state has posted deer-crossing signs in Stony Brook Reservation and on Truman Parkway inbound just past Neponset Valley Parkway.

By - 12/14/14 - 10:08 am
Hawk in Cambridgeport

How'd you like to walk out your door Sunday morning and be greeted by this fine specimen? Molly Hester spotted the bird on a Cambridgeport front porch this morning.

By - 12/4/14 - 2:17 pm
West End white squirrel

Jeff Tamagini spotted the white squirrel of the West End today, so it's obviously avoided the hawk of the West End to date.

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