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
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
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... Read more
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 â€“ Don't hesitate to scare or threaten a bold, aggressive turkey with loud noises, swatting with a broom or water sprayed from hose. A... Read more
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."
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.
The Proper Bostonians reports on the scene in the Public Garden, where owl watchers and photographers converged this evening to watch an owl in a beech tree (right near the fountain/statue that shows a mountain lion catching an owl):
A few more owl-watchers showed up as the light faded, having heard rumors from a bearded guy named Peter. As we talked and craned... Read more
Or maybe we're just noticing these stealthier predators after years of paying attention to their flashier, daytimier cousins, the hawks. The above is not some impressionist painting of what an owl might look like, but an impressionist-like photo of an owl in a tree near Sullivan Square in... Read more
WBZ reports the town plans to train a group of residents to respond to complaints about coyotes by showing up and yelling and screaming at the animal until it either flees in terror or becomes incapacitated from laughing so hard.
UPDATE, 12:20 p.m.: After making its way back to the school yard and evading Animal Control and police, the coyote made its way up Norfolk to Hosmer Street. At some point in that trip, it was hit by a vehicle and wound up cornered in a rear yard, where it was captured.
Boston Police are monitoring a coyote that's been sauntering up and down Blue... Read more
Iseut videos the squirming snake mass in her yard.
We were headed south on the VFW Parkway the other day when, whoa, was that a coyote hanging out by the VA Hospital? We did a quick uey, pulled into the parking lot and discovered that, no, it was not a real coyote, just a plastic replica of one. Hokay.
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