Wildlife

By - 9/20/16 - 8:40 am
Soggy bald eagle at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted this drenched bald eagle at Millennium Park during the rain yesterday.

By - 9/11/16 - 7:30 pm
Turtle in Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Pond habitues know about the two old tree branches up near Pinebank where the turtles hang out. Today, one of the turtles seemed to just want to be left alone to soak up some more sun.

By - 9/9/16 - 10:05 am

The Animal Rescue League reports it found and captured the bird, which had been wandering Jamaica Plain for a few weeks. Moments before capture.

By - 9/8/16 - 9:43 pm

The Globe reports the Animal Rescue League is trying to figure it out. One cat is also dead.

By - 8/31/16 - 2:50 pm

The MSPCA says it's closed its South Huntington Avenue dog park again, this time to protect a mother rabbit and some new baby buns currently nesting there:

We anticipate re-opening the park in two to three weeks after the babies have been weaned and are able to move on. We ask for patience as we prioritize the safety of #wildlife who share this space with the community. We can all live skillfully (and enjoyably!) alongside wild life such as these rabbits.

Via Jamaica Plain News.

By - 8/29/16 - 12:26 pm
Turkey on Mystic Avenue

Georgy Cohen wonders why the turkey crossed Mystic Avenue in Somerville this morning.

By - 8/25/16 - 11:48 am
Owl rescued by T workers

The MBTA reports workers teamed up to help a dazed owl that butted heads with a trolley in Brookline last night.

The bird somehow came into contact with a Riverside Line trolley around 11:25 p.m. in Brookline Village, the T reports. Driver Hoa Tran got out, carried the bird off the tracks and to a bench at the station and radioed in for help. Read more.

By - 8/24/16 - 11:51 pm
Turtles at Jamaica Pond

Calm down with these lazing turtles at Jamaica Pond.

By - 8/22/16 - 9:34 pm
Turtle with a bug on its nose at Jamaica Pond

A couple of turtles were lazing on a log at the northern end of Jamaica Pond, soaking up the sun, when a dragonfly landed on one of them. That put a quick end to snooze time - the turtle jumped into the water.

By - 8/1/16 - 6:15 pm
Turkey on a car in Brookline

Renee Graham went out to her Coolidge Corner driveway this afternoon, only to be confronted with this situation:

Guess I'll take the T tonight...

Not long after, though, the bird flew the, um, coupe: Read more.

By - 7/27/16 - 8:51 am
Rabbit and tern in Boston's Back Bay

SteveBikes spotted this rabbit and young seagull giving each other the eye outside the Boston Athletic Club in South Boston.

UPDATE: As people are telling this bird-agnostic reporter, that's an immature gull, not a tern, so the headline's been adjusted accordingly. And thanks to Earl for the original headline idea.

By - 7/26/16 - 8:19 am
Possum at Fairmount station in Hyde Park

Mike Ball bravely photographed this snarly, ravenous opossum at the Fairmount commuter-rail station this morning.

By - 7/17/16 - 5:24 pm
Coyote on Spectacle Island

Thomas Mann spotted this coyote on Spectacle Island today, wonders if it's the same one he saw on Thompson Island in April.

By - 7/14/16 - 9:31 am
Turkey pecking at car in Mattapan

Radiomancy Museum noticed a couple of turkeys in Mattapan this morning: One stood watch while the other went up to a car and began pecking at it.