wildlife

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

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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

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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

By - 4/21/13 - 8:20 pm

Skunked

A nose-holding citizen on Highland Avenue in Roxbury reports:

Skunk strollin' around in my yard in broad daylight. Please trap.

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By - 4/14/13 - 12:01 pm

Swifty the turkey

Not like the pugnacious poultry of Brookline. Lorcasaur photographed Swifty the Homeless Turkey with a new friend in Central Square this morning. Susan Zalkind took some video:

By - 4/9/13 - 4:27 pm

Walking Boston reports a turkey flew into the windshield of the engine powering his Boston-bound Amtrak regional train in Mansfield shortly after 4 p.m., forcing the train to a halt.

Gregory Colica, heading to the Hub from New York tweets the announcement that came over the PA after train 86 stopped:

A wild turkey jumped up and smashed the windshield, so we had

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By - 4/1/13 - 2:56 pm

Mumbles perched above Elephant and Castle. Photo by D.Mumbles perched above Elephant and Castle on Devonshire this afternoon. Photo by D.

Around 2:45 p.m., police cornered a turkey, presumably Mumbles, at Beach and Harrison in Chinatown. No immediate word... Read more

By - 4/1/13 - 8:34 am

Mumbles the Turkey at State and Congress

Jocelyn spotted Mumbles the Turkey at State and Congress this morning, wondered which downtown tourist attraction she is headed for today - Faneuil Hall or the Freedom Trail?... Read more

By - 3/29/13 - 9:52 am

No clue if this is the downtown turkey, or just some fly-in from Brookline (although it doesn't seem particularly mean), but here's a turkey at the New England Conservatory off Huntington Avenue in the Fenway on Tuesday (note to conservatory students: flip your phone 90 degrees when taking videos of fast-moving fowl).... Read more

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