Wildlife

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.

By - 6/16/16 - 9:03 pm
Deer being loaded into a truck by Boston Animal Control

UPDATE: Deer found healthy enough to be released, which it was, in a location that was not the Arboretum or Franklin Park, at the direction of state Environmental Police.

A young deer's explorations of Jamaica Plain came to an end this evening in a backyard on Jess Street, a dead end behind the Brewery complex where two Boston Animal Control workers captured it, a couple hours after firefighters had spotted it, possibly injured, on Boylston Street at Amory. Read more.

By - 6/9/16 - 10:31 pm
Boy and bunny on Beacon Street in Brookline

UPDATE: More about the Brookline bunny in the comments.

Ryan Ruel spotted this baby bun outside the Economy True Value hardware store on Beacon Street in Brookline today.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/4/16 - 7:04 pm
Mother duck and ducklings in Jamaica Pond

If you have a camera, you can't go walk around Jamaica Pond without taking a picture of a mother duck and her fluffy little ducklings. It's the law.

By - 6/1/16 - 9:22 pm
Snapping turtle in Charlestown

EastieStrong spotted a very large snapping turtle in the grass this evening on Old Landing Way, near the ball field and Medford Street, in Charlestown - nowhere near any fresh water that is its natural habitat.

Animal Control won't come get it. It's far away from natural habitat. Likely dumped.

By - 6/1/16 - 7:10 pm
Cedar waxwing at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen reports cedar waxwings are nesting at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By - 5/31/16 - 11:46 am

Capt. John Greland went along with the marine unit and Aquarium folks to recover a large dead shark this morning.

By - 5/28/16 - 10:01 pm
Deer and Massachusetts state trooper at Nantasket Beach, Hull

Neil the roving UHub photographer reports a deer emerged from the ocean at Nantasket Beach this afternoon - possibly after running into the water near the comfort station at the north end of the beach.

State Police kept a close watch - and prevented any selfie situation by keeping people away. At first, troopers were looking for somebody to come tranquilize the doe so they could bring her somewhere safer, but then: Read more.

By - 5/24/16 - 6:30 am
Skunk in a car in East Boston

There might be an interesting story as to how a skunk wound up in a car on Meridian Street in East Boston last night. John forwarded the photo by Sean Calista.

By - 5/22/16 - 10:40 pm
Deer in Roslindale yard

Mark Smith didn't have to hoof it very far to see this deer this morning: It was in his backyard on South Street along the Peters Hill side of the Arboretum.

By - 5/22/16 - 10:14 pm

Colleen and Richard Labbe of Milton own the dog that was attacked by a coyote the other morning. She reports it was hardly a case of a dog being unleashed and going after the coyote as reported by police; in fact, the coyote attacked the dog in their backyard:

Our dog, Cally, was not on a leash because she was in our own, fenced-in back yard. In the early morning, my husband took her out to go to the bathroom. My husband was in the backyard as well. The coyote attacked our dog in the backyard and ran out of the gate and down the street, with her in its mouth.

Read more.

By - 5/21/16 - 12:35 pm

UPDATE: Dog was in its own yard when attacked, owner says.

Milton Police report a pet will recover from injuries involved in a tussle with a coyote around 4 a.m.: Read more.

By - 5/20/16 - 11:32 pm

A concerned citizen complains about the pedestrian crossing where Cambridge Street turns into Tremont downtown:

The walk signal here is chirping birds. The problem is that there are nests of real birds above the Center3Plaza signage. A walker can't differentiate between the chirping signal and the real birds. Someone's gonna get killed here.

By - 5/17/16 - 12:31 pm

Found a dead bat in our backyard in Roslindale. We think it suffered an injury which caused its death, but does anyone know if there is an agency in Boston or Mass that would want to know this info or look at the body? (By the way I love bats, so no need to share your bat hysteria if you are feeling any on our behalf).

By - 5/8/16 - 10:32 pm
Raccoon in the Fenway

Vasant Marur didn't realize the Fenway had raccoons - until tonight, when he spotted one behind a building on Queensberry.

By - 5/5/16 - 7:31 am

Jamaica Plain News recaps yesterday's annual trout release at Jamaica Pond.

By - 5/3/16 - 1:10 pm
Ducks in the Public Garden

As if you needed more proof ducks can't read. Seen at lunchtime in the Public Garden - where I had one squirrel and one sparrow come after me when they thought I was reaching for food instead of my camera.