wildlife

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

By - 11/5/13 - 8:16 pm

Brookline Police report that around 2:45 p.m. today, Animal Control Officer Pierre Verrier was dispatched to Short Street to deal with one of the town's notorious terror turkeys:

As the officer was existing the vehicle the vehicle started to roll backwards down Short Street towards Beacon. The vehicle knocked the officer to the ground; he was able to radio for help. Officers responded, saw

... Read more
By - 10/2/13 - 12:39 pm
Cockatiel

It turned shy when Gregory Adams aimed his camera at it, but that's a yellow-headed cockatiel up in a tree at Fallon Field in Roslindale this morning.

UPDATE: That's Smokey the Cockatiel, whose owner just recently moved to the Fallon Field neighborhood and who didn't realize one of his windows was open over the weekend.... Read more

By - 9/26/13 - 9:43 am

Matthew Wilding reports somebody is leaving headless pigeons strewn about Adams Park in Roslindale Square.

Ed. note: Or some thing, mwa-ha-ha. In either case, don't click on that link unless you want to see one of said strewn headless pigeons.

By - 9/18/13 - 5:33 pm

An unamused citizen reports on the grisly scene on Guild Street in Roxbury:

Raccoon corpse in road. Evidence suggests victim died as result of blunt trauma via bludgeoning with board. Please send medical examiner, photog, latent prints, crime lab team, and person with a shovel.

Complete with a photo of said deceased boarded animal.

City marks case closed, says carcass was picked up. No... Read more

By - 9/16/13 - 11:29 am
Hawk on Boston Common

David Geller filed this report on some excitement on the Common yesterday:

Landed right next to our Sunday morning football game at the softball field. Was swooping for a squirrel but missed him.

By - 9/13/13 - 7:49 am

A nose-holding citizen reports from Shawmut Avenue in Roxbury:

2 skunks out and about on the sidewalk. SKUNKS!!!

By - 9/10/13 - 2:47 pm

The Globe's David Ryan posted a photo of something very finny sticking out of the water in Pleasure Bay today as a wind surfer circled it.

Some immediately cast doubt on the idea, saying it was more likely a sunfish, because a shark would have a tail fin sticking out of the water as well, but who knows if a giant... Read more

By - 9/3/13 - 7:12 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports a terrified resident dialed 911 when she heard a gang of turkeys pecking at her windows:

She was concerned they would break the glass and get inside the house.

Because, you know, it's happened before.... Read more

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