wildlife

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

By - 1/15/13 - 4:44 pm

Brookline Police tweet one of the thug Toms that had terrorized townsfolk was captured today after an officer shot it with a beanbag gun. Wicked Local Brookline reports, however, the beanbag injured the bird enough that it had to be euthanized, leaving police two more aggressive avians on which to perfect their beanbag technique.... Read more

By - 1/6/13 - 12:26 pm

Cornered possum

Zelenyoko photographed some DIY opossum removal in lower Roxbury this morning.... Read more

By - 12/28/12 - 9:27 am

A bird in the hand. Photo by Rescue 2.A bird in the hand. Photo by Rescue 2. More photos.

Boston Fire Rescue 2 on Columbus Avenue in Roxbury found itself involved in an unusual rescue yesterday when somebody dropped off an Arctic Little... Read more

By - 12/16/12 - 6:53 pm

Because some of them were recordings.

Sarita reports on a pre-dawn birding count in Jamaica Plain that involved cranking up a loudspeaker playing "screech owl trills" to try to attract the birds:

Today's Screech owl count was 8, which is a very respectable number. The two first I didn't see, but they both were attracted to the sound from our speaker and vocalized through

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By - 12/8/12 - 10:25 am

Brookline Police have issued tips for residents on how to survive until the National Guard or Will Smith can be brought in to take care of "the three most hostile tom turkeys." Among the tips:

Don't Let Turkeys Intimidate You – Don't hesitate to scare or threaten a bold, aggressive turkey with loud noises, swatting with a broom or water sprayed from hose. A

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By - 12/7/12 - 7:33 am

WBZ reports residents now live in fear of the marauding poultry pack, which has tasted blood and shows no signs of ending its relentless attacks on the terrorized townsfolk. Town officials say their hands are currently tied by a state law that classifies the gobbling goons as "protected."

By - 11/27/12 - 7:59 am

A concerned citizen checks in from Allston this morning:

Large number of crows circling above intersection of commonwealth and Harvard. This could be a bad omen for bike riders, hipsters, college students with upcoming finals, or even the expected winter storm.

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