Wildlife

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.

By - 11/26/14 - 11:14 pm

You may have heard recently about all the sea turtles getting stranded on Cape beaches. The New England Aquarium, of course, is doing what it can to pick up the turtles and transport them to warmer climes.

By - 11/26/14 - 7:17 pm
Hawk on Staniford

Neil the roving UHub photographer spotted this hawk with a dead squirrel behind 50 Staniford St. this morning (doesn't appear to be one of the West End's fabled white squirrels). He reports:

Has a dead squirrel. Sat on ground for a while then flew off with prey. Squirrel got caught on fence and bird landed on statue's head.

By - 11/21/14 - 6:04 pm

Wicked Local Brookline prints a missive from a Brookline resident who demands his or her town be made safe from its menacing thug turkeys:

WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR A PERSON TO BE INJURED OR KILLED BEFORE TAKING ACTION TO REMOVE THE TURKEYS FROM OUR MIDST.

Also, reporters need to stop treating this whole thing like a big joke.

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