The Globe reports.
Channel 4 reports he may have gotten it from one of the bats living in his house; he's in critical condition.
The Daily Item reports the 80-year-old duck feeder refuses to stop, no matter how large the bill, she says God is on her side.
Brookline selectmen tomorrow hear a request by residents of Corey Hill to let them do something to get rid of the coyotes they say have invaded their hillside, which crests along Summit Avenue.
The coyote presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
All those winter moths you see flying around are males. The females have only stubby little vestigial wings and patiently wait in trees for their suitors to come calling. One, however, jumped on Jef Taylor, and he provides the photographic proof.
A deer ran into a Boston Police cruiser around 9:50 p.m. in front of Faulkner Hospital. Cop is fine, cruiser is damaged enough to need a tow, no immediate word on the condition of the deer or how much doe it'll cost for repairs.
The Animal Rescue League reports it responded to a call for a squirrel stuck in a tree on Lincoln Street in Allston today, only to find:
The squirrel stuck in a tree was not stuck. It was also, much to our surprise, a flying squirrel.
However, based on the photo, it does appear to have lost its aviator's cap and googles.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reinstated a man's conviction of cruelty to animals for squashing a mother duck leading her ducklings across a mall parking lot in Dartmouth in June, 2009.
Billings reports it was hit by a car around noon on Mt. Vernon Street, and that for awhile, it was just lying on somebody's lawn with its leg up, because police who responded said there was nothing they could do. It didn't appear to be there this evening, so with any luck it was either put out of its misery or taken somewhere for care.
Residents had been pleading with the city for more than a week to do something about the animal, which seemed completely at ease around homes during the day, but city officials said all they could do was notify state environmental officials.
Citizen complaint of the day: The settled-in coyote of West Roxbury mosies on over toward the Lyndon SchoolBy adamg - 11/5/11 - 11:45 am
An agitated citizen implores the city to do something (the city says it's a state thing):
This coyote is everywhere in west Roxbury what can be done about the wild animal before it Attacks someone. This was down the street from the Lyndon school.
Three animal groups say lobster pots and fishing lines used off the Massachusetts coast are killing endangered North Atlantic right whales and other large whales.
In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, the Humane Society of the US, Defenders of Wildlife and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society demand the government do something to stop the deaths - several of which they say occurred after the National Marine Fisheries Service released studies last fall that lobstering and large-scale fishing offshore were not jeopardizing right, humpback, fin and sei whales:
Atlantic large whales are in danger of entanglements from [lobster] trap/pot gear because they feed and travel in many of the same areas as the Fishery operates. The risk of entanglement occurs year-round, though the risk may be greatest during the summer and fall, when both whales and the lobster gear are the most concentrated in the same area.
The suit cites similar problems with lines and nets from fishing boats in search of fish in the area offshore from Maine to North Carolina.
The la-di-da coyote of West Roxbury observed in action:
In this video, note that the guy with the camera is not letting his young son investigate the snow because of the coyote.
The mayor's office tweeted tonight that state Environmental Police, who are responsible for coyote corralling, have been notified.
Another West Roxbury resident takes note of the daytime-roaming coyote that seems completely at ease with modern civilization:
This coyote has been hanging around for a couple weeks. It is completely unafraid of humans and is out during the day. This makes me think that there is something wrong with it. This photo was taken in my neighborhood at the corner of Church and Rendall.
The Brookline Health Department is warning residents to stay away from wild animals after a raccoon suspected of having rabies attacked a north Brookline resident's pet in daylight hours - a few weeks after a rabid raccoon was picked up in Jamaica Plain.
Two bats captured in Brookline also recently tested positive for rabies.
A police officer assigned to track down a coyote spotted this morning on Pelton Street off the West Roxbury Parkway found the canine, but the animal decided not to wait around for Animal Control and escaped into the woods around the water towers on Bellevue Hill.
Boston Public Health Commission says it was last night on Amory Street. Come in contact with a raccoon near there? Contact your doctor.
Kelly posts a photo of one of the spaces.
Shaw Pong posts audio from her recent recordings of birds in Jamaica Plain, from the Arboretum to Franklin Park.