wildlife

wildlife

By - 6/2/13 - 8:07 am

Per Kate Merrill, tranquilizers this morning didn't work against the bear, in a tree on Eddy Street, overlooking the turnpike just west of the supermarket overpass. The westbound turnpike was briefly shut.

Kimball Megan reports her outbound Worcester Line train was briefly delayed around 7:45 a.m. because the bear was on the tracks.

Two photos by WBZ of the bear before it was shot.

By - 5/31/13 - 9:36 am

Officers are on scene at Lakeville and Centre streets in Jamaica Plain, where they have a deer - possibly injured - cornered until animal control can arrive and figure out what to do.

By - 5/28/13 - 11:01 am

WHDH reports on the possibly injured humpback whale that started to swim into the harbor until it was gently ushered back out to sea.

Last fall:
Whale carcass floated from Boston to Rockport.

By - 5/24/13 - 8:32 am

Snails on the sidewalk

The snails were out in force on the sidewalks of Roxbury this morning, 99PercentBoston reports.

By - 5/19/13 - 6:50 pm

Bear in the woods. Photo by Lincoln PD.Bear in the woods. Photo by Lincoln PD.

Earlier this afternoon, Lincoln Police warned residents:

Black bear is in the area of Rte117 & Rte126. Remove bird feeders & food sources from your yard & call LPD if you see it.

Last year:
Brookline Bear, which turned out to be Cape Bear.

H/t Leslie Turek.

By - 5/17/13 - 7:34 am

Proper Bostonian reports on the wild turtle (tortoise?) she spotted ambling down Beacon Street near Charlesgate, all by himself:

There were a lot of runners passing by; it was likely he'd get squashed on or run over if he wasn't relocated. Bringing him home to meet the cats flashed through my mind for maybe a second; they have never mentioned any interest in amphibians reptiles, although the kittens have more scientific curiosity than Possum or Wendy. But I didn't see that scenarios ending well.

By - 5/7/13 - 11:44 pm

Possum

Alison Rush spotted this plump possum on the steps of her apartment building this evening.

By - 5/7/13 - 9:13 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports on an alarming spate of Brookline turkeys crashing their ways into people's homes:

The turkey crashed through the aluminum screen, the storm window, and an 1890s plate glass window, covering the floor with broken glass, and just a few drops of blood.

By - 5/6/13 - 3:59 pm

Bee swarm

UPDATE: Late this afternoon, Best Bees worked with city animal control to relocate the bees someplace better for them - and people.

You can't see the license plate of this car at Stoughton and Sumner streets because IT'S COVERED IN BEES. Live bees. Bees that are probably looking for a more permanent place to live. Like your attic. Photo by OffTheDot, who says:

Definitely live and buzzing! Seemed more into swarming than attacking. Stood on edge of swarm without incident (and no sudden movements).

By - 4/26/13 - 7:55 am

Eel

A.P. Blake spotted what might be an American eel swimming up the Charles yesterday.

Meet the eels of the Charles River.

By - 4/21/13 - 8:20 pm

Skunked

A nose-holding citizen on Highland Avenue in Roxbury reports:

Skunk strollin' around in my yard in broad daylight. Please trap.

By - 4/9/13 - 4:27 pm

Walking Boston reports a turkey flew into the windshield of the engine powering his Boston-bound Amtrak regional train in Mansfield shortly after 4 p.m., forcing the train to a halt.

Gregory Colica, heading to the Hub from New York tweets the announcement that came over the PA after train 86 stopped:

A wild turkey jumped up and smashed the windshield, so we had to stop and brush it off. Sorry for the delay folks - Boston in 10.

WalkBoston updates:

Moving, but at low speed. Conductor said that wind is the problem, trying to avoid further breakage.

Photo of the aftermath at South Station below the fold ...

Earlier:
Kamikaze turkey takes out car on 128.

By - 4/1/13 - 2:56 pm

Mumbles perched above Elephant and Castle. Photo by D.Mumbles perched above Elephant and Castle on Devonshire this afternoon. Photo by D.

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