wildlife

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

By - 3/28/13 - 10:38 pm

Downtown turkey

Jpilz spotted the downtown turkey setting up housekeeping on a ledge at Rowes Wharf this evening. If only it were a duck, it could get a room and put it on its bill.

Speaking of the turkey, there's a move to name the... Read more

By - 3/28/13 - 3:40 pm

The turkey spotted on a fifth-floor ledge on Federal Street yesterday safely flew the coop. This morning, the Animal Rescue League of Boston reports, it was strutting its stuff near the Federal Reserve Bank on Atlantic Avenue (here it is trying to break into the bank). Around 2 p.m., it was still in the area, Jen Gray tweeted:

Turkey Sighting: Near

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By - 3/27/13 - 1:53 pm

High turkeyHigh turkey.

Turns out Mr. Carlson was right. Although it's a bit hard to tell in Dave's photo, that's a live turkey on a fifth-floor ledge at 133 Federal St. in the Financial District this morning.

UPDATE: A turkey was spotted today on Boylston Street near... Read more

By - 2/27/13 - 5:06 pm

Photo by Hingham Police.Photo by Hingham Police.

Hingham Police report:

Resident requests officer check on seal in their backyard today. Appears uninjured. NE Aquarium requests people leave alone.

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By - 2/27/13 - 4:40 pm

Look what they rescued from behind a fireplace in Randolph today.

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