wildlife

By - 11/7/12 - 6:24 am

Somerville owl

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

By - 11/5/12 - 11:11 pm

Rob Watson photographed a "vaguely foreboding owl hanging out" above a Park Street exit tonight. A very real and alive, if vaguely foreboding, owl, he assures us.

By - 11/3/12 - 2:03 pm

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.

By - 10/18/12 - 11:33 am

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

By - 10/8/12 - 7:13 pm

Harvard Square turkey

ChinatownKicks watched this turkey in Harvard Square yesterday.

Copyright ChinatownKicks. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 9/10/12 - 11:46 am

Fauxyote Fauxyote

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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By - 8/28/12 - 8:37 pm

Jef Taylor reported around 6:20 p.m.:

Big flying ant emergence happening in Dedham now. These at definitely ant alates, big females with distended abdomens and tiny darker males.

Colleen Dillon checked in not long after from Quincy:

BIG swarm In West Quincy!

You may recall the endless swarms of icky little bugs around the same time last year.... Read more

By - 8/19/12 - 9:17 am

Raccoon

A helpless citizen reports from Roxbury:

Raccoon gang of 4 or 5, seem unafraid of humans. Raccoon don't care, it just does what it wants. Not sure what, if anything, City can do.

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By - 8/5/12 - 11:57 pm

Let's start with cobras.

OK, Steve Annear alerts us it's really a way to help a woman with multiple sclerosis pay for insurance coverage under COBRA.

By - 7/29/12 - 9:05 pm

Gobble gobble hey

About the last thing you expect to see while you're driving on an interstate is a live turkey in the car next to you, giving you the eye. But there the bird was, around 7:30 p.m. in a Hyundai with Maryland plates, heading north on I-95 in... Read more

By - 7/29/12 - 8:19 pm

DotRat photographed a coyote wandering along Wollaston Beach today:

The poor fellow was very skiddish ... afraid of all the traffic and very weary of people…as he should be. This coyote was just a pup and probably got separated from its crew. Called Quincy PD because I didn’t want any kids approaching it and they said couldn't do anything because it was a protected

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By - 7/27/12 - 12:36 pm

Sometimes it pays to get pissed off, but given the relative lack of lions around here, will coyotes recognize the scent?

By - 7/26/12 - 5:54 pm

A report on a cat on Cape Ann that survived getting chomped by a coyote. Complete with photo of the tooth hole the coyote left behind in the cat's head.

By - 7/23/12 - 9:27 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a terror raccoon that took over Hull and Sheafe streets before it died under somebody's porch last week, creating "a nasty, putrid state of air for days."

By - 7/22/12 - 3:57 pm

A collection:

In the fall of 2008 I began photographing caterpillars. These larval insects demonstrate a diversity of morphology and behavior better than perhaps any other group of animals in this region, and yet, they remain relatively unknown to even the most dedicated of naturalists. Through my photography, and through documenting the life histories of the species I find and raise, I hope to

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By - 7/9/12 - 12:19 pm

Mike the Mad Biologist chronicles the adventures of the mama duck for whom park workers built special housing in the Public Garden.

By - 7/7/12 - 7:32 pm

Vulture?

We drove into Dedham Square late this afternoon and saw what looked like a couple of hawks lazily circling overhead. But when we pulled into the parking lot by Rte. 1, it was obvious those were no hawks - they were too big. They decided to perch on a light pole... Read more

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