wildlife

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.

By - 2/17/13 - 7:22 pm

Killer paw print

Galen Moore of Jamaica Plain reports this is the print of an animal that killed and ate his neighbor's chickens. Yes, plural and, yes, Jamaica Plain. He wonders if anybody can tell what sort of animal did the fowl deed.... Read more

By - 2/16/13 - 11:18 am

Early this morning, John Hawkinson tweeted:

Just saw a rabbit in Mid-Cambridge 20' off Mass Ave. When did this start?

Quite awhile ago, according to our go-to guy for matters Cantabrigian, Robert Winters:

There were rabbits sighted this past year off Harvard Street between Trowbridge & Ellery Sts. They're around.

Nat Tarbox adds:

Walk around the river path near Harvard, there is

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By - 2/14/13 - 11:29 am

The MBTA's released this video of a raccoon attempting to get down to the Red Line platform at Downtown Crossing on Jan. 20 by way of the up escalator.

He's a little hard to see, but after the startled guy flees, look at :23, 1:05 and 1:28 for the best views.

T spokesman... Read more

By - 1/31/13 - 1:39 pm

The Revere Journal reports on what draws the hunters to Revere - and why its state rep wants to keep them out.

By - 1/28/13 - 7:34 am

Good Morning Gloucester posts a nice photo of a snowy owl, with a sad coda:

I took this photo yesterday in Rockport – Magnificent creature! By this morning, he had died in the same place – just tragic! The Animal Control Officer who came to collect him said often owls ingest rodents that have been poisoned – please ask your readers to re-think using

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By - 1/27/13 - 6:55 pm

Geese on the move on Jamaica Pond

We spent a some time on the north side of Jamaica Pond today, watching the geese (and some ducks and one seagull) flocked around the one remaining patch of open water on the... Read more

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