wildlife

By - 2/29/12 - 10:16 am

Ramblin' Rocky out in daylight.

Cara posted this photo yesterday afternoon of a raccoon out and about in the daylight in Charlestown. People immediately suggested she call Animal Control because normally the only raccoons venturing forth with the sun up are rabid.

Kristin MacDougall reports there was a raccoon waddling around the Navy Yard around 11 a.m. yesterday.

If it's the same one, s/he walked a long

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By - 2/20/12 - 2:16 pm

The Globe reports a rare sturgeon's been spotted swimming up the Charles.

By - 2/18/12 - 4:25 pm

The Animal Rescue League posts a photo of the poor hawk, found in a backyard near the Arboretum today.

By - 2/9/12 - 7:31 pm

Boston Police report a deer jumped in front of a startled motorist around 8:30 p.m. yesterday, causing a two-car crash - and its own demise - on Baker Street near the cemeteries.

On arrival, officers observed two cars, one that appeared to have rear-ended the other, and a deceased deer in the roadway. Officers spoke to the operator of the first car who

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By - 1/18/12 - 8:28 am

Squirrel eating a pizza

Brad Searles noticed this little guy chowing down on some of Allston's finest the other day.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 1/14/12 - 6:12 pm

The Swellesley Report posts photos of a bald eagle spotted flitting around Reed Pond.

By - 1/10/12 - 11:54 am

Coyote enjoying a snack

Will Roseliep reports spotting two coyotes at Walter and Bussey streets by the Arboretum Friday night.

They were most definitely snacking on something - maybe a housepet, maybe some Slim Jims from a nearby c-store.

The Globe's resident crank would rather just kill them,... Read more

By - 12/30/11 - 11:45 am

Channel 4 reports he may have gotten it from one of the bats living in his house; he's in critical condition.

By - 12/8/11 - 3:05 pm

Wicked Local Brookline declares "vigilante justice" not the answer to coyotes fearful Corey Hill residents say keep them trapped in their homes.

Where's Sam when you need him?

By - 12/7/11 - 3:16 pm

The Daily Item reports the 80-year-old duck feeder refuses to stop, no matter how large the bill, she says God is on her side.

By - 12/5/11 - 5:21 pm

Brookline selectmen tomorrow hear a request by residents of Corey Hill to let them do something to get rid of the coyotes they say have invaded their hillside, which crests along Summit Avenue.

The coyote presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

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By - 12/5/11 - 8:14 am

All those winter moths you see flying around are males. The females have only stubby little vestigial wings and patiently wait in trees for their suitors to come calling. One, however, jumped on Jef Taylor, and he provides the photographic proof.

By - 12/2/11 - 9:59 pm

A deer ran into a Boston Police cruiser around 9:50 p.m. in front of Faulkner Hospital. Cop is fine, cruiser is damaged enough to need a tow, no immediate word on the condition of the deer or how much doe it'll cost for repairs.

By - 11/16/11 - 3:55 pm

The Animal Rescue League reports it responded to a call for a squirrel stuck in a tree on Lincoln Street in Allston today, only to find:

The squirrel stuck in a tree was not stuck. It was also, much to our surprise, a flying squirrel.

However, based on the photo, it does appear to have lost its aviator's cap and googles.... Read more

By - 11/15/11 - 11:00 pm

Pigeons

Richard Beaubien spotted these pigons in the Public Garden the other day.

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

By - 11/15/11 - 6:18 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reinstated a man's conviction of cruelty to animals for squashing a mother duck leading her ducklings across a mall parking lot in Dartmouth in June, 2009.

A jury found Joshua Linares guilty, but the judge then entered a finding of not guilty, arguing that even if Linares had accelerated right into the duck, the duck had stepped under the car,... Read more

By - 11/6/11 - 7:39 pm

Billings reports it was hit by a car around noon on Mt. Vernon Street, and that for awhile, it was just lying on somebody's lawn with its leg up, because police who responded said there was nothing they could do. It didn't appear to be there this evening, so with any luck it was either put out of its misery or taken somewhere for... Read more

By - 11/5/11 - 11:45 am

CoyoteAn agitated citizen implores the city to do something (the city says it's a state thing):

This coyote is everywhere in west Roxbury what can be done about the wild animal before it Attacks someone. This was down the street from the Lyndon school.

Recent sightings:

By - 11/1/11 - 8:13 am

Three animal groups say lobster pots and fishing lines used off the Massachusetts coast are killing endangered North Atlantic right whales and other large whales.

In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, the Humane Society of the US, Defenders of Wildlife and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society demand the government do something to stop the deaths - several of which... Read more

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