Wildlife

By - 1/2/18 - 10:00 pm
Hawk with squashed, frozen squirrel in Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer (and NECN host) Sue O'Connell spotted this hawk checking out a squashed, frozen squirrel carcass on Marcella Street in Roxbury today.

By - 12/28/17 - 11:45 am
Ducks, geese and coots in water at otherwise frozen Jamaica Pond

Geese, ducks and coots congregated in what appeared to be the last remaining bit of open water on Jamaica Pond, at the north end, this morning. Some birds remained aloof: Two swans seemed to prefer their space out on the ice rather than sharing it with their cousins, as did a flock of seagulls. Read more.

By - 12/25/17 - 1:55 pm
Turkey on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Kelly Tynan watched a turkey cross VFW Parkway at Baker Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.

By - 12/18/17 - 11:45 pm

A disgusted North End resident files a complaint about the wire-munching rats that have been ceaselessly chomping on his or her engine on Commercial Street: Read more.

By - 12/15/17 - 2:25 pm

The Globe reports tourists are starting to talk about the fur-covered butterballs in the Public Garden and on the Common.

By - 12/8/17 - 9:47 am
Sparrows on the Orange Line

Sheri Ann Chang suspects these Orange Line riders didn't pay their fares.

By - 12/5/17 - 12:26 pm
White squirrel in Charlestown

Ryan spotted this white squirrel in Charlestown today. Of course, the question is whether the critter is a townie or a toonie who wandered over from the West End or the Public Garden.

By - 12/2/17 - 11:31 am

Patrick Maguire spotted this tom duo waiting for a Beacon Street nail salon to open this morning.

By - 11/26/17 - 7:51 pm
North End bunny rabbit

S&S Consulting spotted this bun in the parking lot near the Atlantic Avenue Starbucks today.

By - 11/26/17 - 1:36 pm
Turkey in Harvard Square

Tracy Strauss found the Destiny's Child of turkeys in Harvard Square today.

By - 11/26/17 - 9:18 am
Ring-necked duck in Fresh Pond

Stevil took a walk around Fresh Pond yesterday and spotted this ring-necked duck in the water.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/25/17 - 4:23 pm
Eagle over Dorchester

Tim Collins urges owners of small pets to keep a close eye on them after spotting a bald eagle circling over his house between Ashmont and Fields Corner today.

By - 11/24/17 - 1:17 pm
Turkey diagram

Cohasset Police report a crash Thursday morning indirectly caused by turkeys on Rte. 3A: One driver stopped to let the birds cross; the driver two cars behind plowed into the car in front and was cited for being a motoring turkey for following too close.

Via Mark Richmond.

By - 11/22/17 - 3:35 pm

When Turkeys Attack

Nova jumps on the "Turkeys: Threat or Menace" bandwagon, complete with a dramatic reenactment of When Turkeys Attack.

H/t SwirlyGrrl.

By - 11/22/17 - 12:23 pm
Island in the mist in Jamaica Pond

The island at the north end of Jamaica Pond faded in and out of view during the rain late this morning.

Closer to shore, the coots were as plain as the rain rolling off their backs: Read more.

By - 11/20/17 - 10:06 am

Somebody filed a 311 report from West Roxbury this morning:

Deer sighting. A young buck with two or three point antlers cross Washington St. Heading north, and as I drove by saw him standing in the parking lot of G&G Auto Repair. This was about 9:45 am.

By - 11/10/17 - 8:22 pm

Mike Ball reports on an interlude on the cobblestones outside the Quincy Market building today:

Not-at-all-shy hawk went for lunch at Boston's Quincy Market. It started right on the pigeon, thrilling and disgusting the tourists and locals. This young female brought the pigeon down with a thump (apparently dead before hitting the paving stones) and looked at 50 or so of us like, "You'd better not try to take my meal!"

Oh, you want a look? But of course: Read more.

By - 11/9/17 - 9:33 am

NBC Boston reports a car traveling south on Wellesley Road yesterday afternoon hit a deer - which then bounced across the road and into the windshield of a mini-van heading north, causing fatal injuries to the driver.

By - 11/8/17 - 2:55 pm
Deer in Stony Brook Reservation

Was on the way to Turtle Pond on the main path from the Hyde Park side of Stony Brook Reservation around 2:20 p.m. when I looked down path 206 to see this deer looking at me. We looked at each other for a minute or two and then he (she? I'm a city kid, what do I know?) bounded off into the woods.

By - 11/6/17 - 7:20 pm
Heron

A pair of herons were hanging out on the higher branches on the little island at the north end of Jamaica Pond today. Read more.