ODS spotted this turkey trying to get into a BC dorm early this morning, no doubt after a long weekend of eating its wild oats.
Adrienne reports spotting this fox in a yard on the outbound side of Comm. Ave. near Mass. Ave. this morning.
For the record I did not ask it ANYTHING.
Masstreehugger photographs the latest addition to the Fens, wonders how he or she will get along with the Canada geese, and adds:
Note in foreground the stripped bark off the trees leaning over the water - courtesy of recent rabbit infestation in the park. They eat bark in order to survive winter, effectively killing the plant although it may resprout from roots. There will be lots of dead wood all over the park this year.
Roving UHub photographer Joseph Gugliotta reports spotting this turkey today on Middle Street. Unlike the swaggering brutes in Brookline, he reports this one looked kind of scared.
Roving UHub photographer Lauren Reemsnyder captured the scene this morning as somebody blocked traffic on Comm. Ave. near Allston Street to keep a hawk from getting flattened - because hawks don't know you're supposed to cross at the green, not in-between.
UPDATE: Reemsnyder reports:
I don't know how he ended up on the street, but animal control came by and took him away a little while ago. I think he was injured because some idiot tried to get him to fly away by nudging him with a skateboard, but he wouldn't budge. It took animal control two seconds to get him into a cage and into the truck. Hopefully he'll be okay!
Winchester Police report they have confirmation that a paw print found in the snow last month, ten days after a resident spotted what seemed to be a mountain lion, have been confirmed as those of a mountain lion:
A photograph of a second paw print located at this sighting was sent to several independent mountain lion organizations in the United States. Experts from those organizations have conclusively stated that the paw print belongs to a mountain lion. The Winchester Police Department is reminding residents to be mindful that a mountain lion may still be in town.
UPDATE: Boston Magazine reports state wildlife officials remain unconvinced and say that, no, nobody in Winchester taw a giant puddy tat.
Paul Schlichtman was among those who stopped to let the Jamaicaway procession finish today.
Jaeseung Hahn captured the scene in Cambridgeport yesterday morning, when the white geese of the Charles River went for a stroll.
We ask because Winchester Police report:
A mountain lion has been sighted in Winchester. A resident reported seeing a mountain lion in the Dunster Lane, Pepper Hill Drive neighborhood off of Ridge Street. Massachusetts Environmental Police responded and viewed the animalâ€™s paw print and stated the tracks strongly resembled that of a mountain lion.
UPDATE: The Globe reports officials now think the beast was a dog or coyote, not a mountain lion.
Tim issues an SOS:
Help! The aggro turkeys from Brookline expanded territory into Belmont, occupying my parents' porch!
Not something you see every day in the heart of the North End:
I think that the duck was a mommy duck looking for Valentineâ€™s Day treats for her little ducklings.
Guess which one: "A man reported that his children were being chased by turkeys on Sumner Road."
The episode in Hingham did not end well for either party, although the raccoon got the worst of it.
Seems Mr. Carlson was right. Well, mostly.
H/t Martin Lieberman.
More turkey suicide:
A concerned citizen refuses to play dead:
229 Northampton is attracting possums. Possums! They put food out for them (or maybe cats, but the possums have chased the cats off) on the front steps. I spotted a possum munching on the cat food last night at 7 pm, like a haunted buffet. This is gross. The possum gave me one of those looks like "oh, hey, what, are you gonna report me?" Yes I am.