Wildlife

By - 3/23/17 - 7:57 pm
Bunny in the Back Bay

J. Goodell spotted that sure sign of spring, the Back Bay bunny, on Marlborough Street today.

By - 3/23/17 - 5:10 pm
Turkeys on Green Line tracks in Brookline

Shortly before 5 p.m., as Katrina Demulling shows us, service halted on the C inbound due to a pair of turkeys that refused to yield the tracks to a trolley.

By - 3/22/17 - 9:40 am
Make way for turkeys in Harvard Square

"This is not how I remember 'Make Way for Ducklings'," Gedalia Pasternak thought while watching a bus on Mass. Ave in Harvard Square making way for passing poultry this morning.

By - 3/21/17 - 9:44 am

Jen Richard videoed this in Fort Point Channel by the Tea Party Museum this morning. The New England Aquarium confirms it was a harbor porpoise.

Last spring:
Esplanade dock gets fat, sassy visitor.

By - 3/2/17 - 3:32 pm

The Real JDavis videoed these turkeys slowly circling a dead cat on a Randolph street this morning. Boston Magazine talks to a turkey expert to get answers on why.

By - 3/2/17 - 12:12 pm
Hawk on a No Pets sign

John Pelletier shows us his backyard in Newton this morning.

By - 2/26/17 - 8:37 pm

A grossed out Roslindale citizen asks the city to remove the dead skunk in the backyard.

Bad news: The city replies it doesn't remove dead animals from private property.

Sort of good news: If the homeowner can stomach the idea and somehow get the carcass to the street, "then we would pick it up."

By - 2/22/17 - 10:17 pm
Hawk on the ground at Mary Ellen McCormack project in South Boston

Remember when hawks were a rare things in the city? A roving UHub photographer spotted this seemingly put out hawk on the O'Callaghan Way side of the Mary Ellen McCormack project in South Boston today.

By - 2/22/17 - 4:17 pm
Hawk and squirrel

Todd Consentino was bicycling down Memorial Drive in Cambridge today when he noticed a squirrel hiding from a hawk thanks to some conveniently placed bleachers.

By - 2/14/17 - 1:14 pm
Bluejay on Boston Common

John Gage captured a bluejay (don't worry - just with his camera) on the Common today.

By - 2/12/17 - 5:32 pm
Hawk watching the snow in West Roxbury

Dan the roving UHub photographer spotted this guy perched on a street light on Westover Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.

By - 1/31/17 - 8:02 am
Turkeys in the South End

Rob C spotted these turkeys patiently waiting for the bus in the South End this morning.

By - 1/29/17 - 11:38 am
Fornicating raccoons

It's not quite dogs and cats laying together, but a disgruntled South Boston citizen has had quite enough of fornicating raccoons on East 7 Street:

Raccoons mating. Need to be removed! Saw them last night on my deck and this morning they are abusing my neighbors pool.

H/t roving UHub 311 reader onelith.

By - 1/26/17 - 5:37 pm

Titanium Cranium wisely did not get in his way this afternoon on D Street:

By - 1/26/17 - 2:44 pm
Hawk at Millennium Park

This hawk warily eyed a photographer from a perch way above the canoe-launch parking lot at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.

By - 1/24/17 - 11:32 pm
Wood duck near Leverett Pond

Mary Ellen spotted this wood duck near Leverett Pond up by Rte. 9 on the JP/Brookline line today.

She also spotted a green-winged teal at the pond today: Read more.

By - 1/18/17 - 12:12 am

KStephen Snider took a photo of a hawk near the Stony Brook T stop yesterday morning. Nothing too unusual about that these days, but the hawk has black bands around its legs, attached to straps of the sort a hawk or falcon owner might have attached.

By - 1/15/17 - 5:06 pm
Two raccoons in abandoned East Boston building

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint:

There are at least 2 raccoons living in the condemned building at the corner of Maverick and Orleans. They are creating quite a ruckus in the early morning hours. This is on the back side of the building.

Earlier:
Sweet Jesus, that's a lot of raccoons.

By - 1/11/17 - 3:28 pm
Pale squirrel in the Boston Public Garden

With temps in the 50s today, tons of squirrels emerged from wherever they hide in the winter, scampering all over the Common and the Public Garden in search of sustenance. The luckier ones clustered around one particular tree in the Public Garden, where one guy was tossing food at them. And this white squirrel stood out from the rest. Read more.

By - 1/7/17 - 1:50 pm
Young bald eagle at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen went for a walk along the Charles in Millennium Park this morning and came across this young bald eagle surveying the snowy scene.