Wildlife

By - 4/19/17 - 4:03 pm
Turtles at Jamaica Pond

We decamped for Jamaica Pond at lunchtime in search of the loon. Didn't find it, but did find plenty of sunning turtles.

By - 4/19/17 - 9:55 am

A couple weeks ago, Oliver Burton reported seeing a loon in Jamaica Pond. "Unusual for here," he notes.

H/t Wiley Cox.

By - 4/18/17 - 9:40 am
Turkeys in Jamaica Plain

This gang of two-bit Toms gave Matt E. the eye on Sheridan Street in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 4/15/17 - 9:18 pm

cinnamngrl watched these turkeys casually evade security at the outer perimeter of the Red Line yard in South Boston today.

By - 4/15/17 - 10:35 am
Turkey in Brighton

Maybe it's because they know they're safe on this Easter weekend, but whatever the reason, reports are piling up here at Turkey Central of the birds strutting across the city, such as this fine specimen Colleen Glenney spotted in Brighton this morning. Read more.

By - 4/1/17 - 3:53 pm
Duck down a chimney in Ashland

Chimneys aren't all they're quacked up to be, a duck in Ashland discovered today. Fortunately, he or she flew down the chimney in the Perrys' house, they weren't having a fire and so they spent a good part of the afternoon getting the duck out and then letting it fly away. Read more.

By - 3/29/17 - 5:48 pm

Liz Polcha looked out her apartment window on Boylston Street in JP today and saw a squirrel with the slice of pepperoni pizza it had somehow dragged up a tree.

Quincy has a pizza squirrel, too! Read more.

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.