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.
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... Read more
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... Read more
Paul Schlichtman was among those who stopped to let the Jamaicaway procession finish today.
Jaeseung Hahn captured the scene in Cambridgeport yesterday morning, when the white geese of the Charles River went for a stroll.
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 animalâ€™s paw print and stated the tracks strongly resembled that of a mountain lion.
Tim issues an SOS:
Help! The aggro turkeys from Brookline expanded territory into Belmont, occupying my parents' porch!
Not something you see every day in the heart of the North End:
I think that the duck was a mommy duck looking for Valentineâ€™s Day treats for her little ducklings.
Guess which one: "A man reported that his children were being chased by turkeys on Sumner Road."
The episode in Hingham did not end well for either party, although the raccoon got the worst of it.
Seems Mr. Carlson was right. Well, mostly.
H/t Martin Lieberman.
More turkey suicide:
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
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.
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.
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.