wildlife

By - 7/10/13 - 1:55 pm

Harbor ducks

A mother and two babies paddled through the harbor by Puopolo Park in the North End.

By - 7/6/13 - 7:14 pm
Geese observing traffic sign in Hyde Park

On River Street outbound from Cleary Square, just before Turtle Pond Parkway, there's this Goose Crossing sign. This afternoon, what seemed like endless squadrons of geese took full advantage of the sign, crossing from the Neponset River to their ancestral grazing grounds on the large field across the street.

A group approached the road, waited until it was clear in both directions and then waddled... Read more

By - 7/3/13 - 11:34 am

Mambo Miam Miam photographs an actual rabbit hopping along the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.

By - 6/22/13 - 9:31 pm

White squirrel

Darrel Daniel was walking through the West End apartment complex today and came upon a white squirrel, just like the late, lamented Albino Squrrel of Jamaica Pond.... Read more

By - 6/7/13 - 9:30 am

Karie Kirkpatrick asks:

Anyone seen a bobcat in the Hyde Park/Dedham area? My friend swears he saw one in his backyard on Child St.

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By - 6/5/13 - 1:12 pm

David Wade at WBZ faced a conundrum this morning: A report was coming up on those birds whose nesting habits force the closing of beaches, but does their name rhyme with "clover" or "lover?" Well, Wade didn't get to where he is by not knowing how to get answers, so, he tweets:

I called MA Audubon. They say it like "lover."

Not so fast... Read more

By - 6/2/13 - 8:07 am

Per Kate Merrill, tranquilizers this morning didn't work against the bear, in a tree on Eddy Street, overlooking the turnpike just west of the supermarket overpass. The westbound turnpike was briefly shut.

Kimball Megan reports her outbound Worcester Line train was briefly delayed around 7:45 a.m. because the bear was on the tracks.

Two photos by WBZ of the bear before... Read more

By - 5/31/13 - 9:36 am

Officers are on scene at Lakeville and Centre streets in Jamaica Plain, where they have a deer - possibly injured - cornered until animal control can arrive and figure out what to do.... Read more

By - 5/30/13 - 7:34 am

Roslindale deer

Chris Kollett spotted this deer shortly before 7:30 a.m. at Fairview and South streets.... Read more

By - 5/28/13 - 11:01 am

WHDH reports on the possibly injured humpback whale that started to swim into the harbor until it was gently ushered back out to sea.

Last fall:
Whale carcass floated from Boston to Rockport.

By - 5/24/13 - 8:32 am

Snails on the sidewalk

The snails were out in force on the sidewalks of Roxbury this morning, 99PercentBoston reports.... Read more

By - 5/19/13 - 6:50 pm

Bear in the woods. Photo by Lincoln PD.Bear in the woods. Photo by Lincoln PD.

Earlier this afternoon, Lincoln Police warned residents:

Black bear is in the area of Rte117 & Rte126. Remove bird feeders & food sources from

... Read more
By - 5/17/13 - 7:34 am

Proper Bostonian reports on the wild turtle (tortoise?) she spotted ambling down Beacon Street near Charlesgate, all by himself:

There were a lot of runners passing by; it was likely he'd get squashed on or run over if he wasn't relocated. Bringing him home to meet the cats flashed through my mind for maybe a second; they have never mentioned any interest in amphibians

... Read more
By - 5/13/13 - 10:15 pm

Doe, a deer

Richard C. Lynds forwarded this photo of a deer, taken by Barbie Gambale Puopolo tonight in the Ohabei Shalom Cemetery, between Wordsworth and Byron in East Boston.... Read more

By - 5/7/13 - 11:44 pm

Possum

Alison Rush spotted this plump possum on the steps of her apartment building this evening.... Read more

By - 5/7/13 - 9:13 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports on an alarming spate of Brookline turkeys crashing their ways into people's homes:

The turkey crashed through the aluminum screen, the storm window, and an 1890s plate glass window, covering the floor with broken glass, and just a few drops of blood.

By - 5/6/13 - 3:59 pm

Bee swarm

UPDATE: Late this afternoon, Best Bees worked with city animal control to relocate the bees someplace better for them - and people.

You can't see the license plate of this car at Stoughton and Sumner streets because IT'S COVERED IN BEES. Live bees.... Read more

By - 4/26/13 - 7:55 am

Eel

A.P. Blake spotted what might be an American eel swimming up the Charles yesterday.

Meet the eels of the Charles River.... Read more

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