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.

By - 4/30/16 - 2:34 pm
Coyote on Thompson Island

Thomas Mann reports he paddled out to Thompson Island in Boston Harbor this morning - and spotted this coyote. It's the first time he's ever seen one on one of the harbor islands.

By - 4/29/16 - 1:34 pm
Swan and baby swans at Deer Island

John Gage observed a swan flotilla at Deer Island today.

By - 4/28/16 - 6:26 pm
Large turkey in Brookline

Renee Graham reports this turkey is mighty testy and not putting up with any nonsense in Coolidge Corner today. How testy?

I saw a USPS driver today loop the block waiting for the turkey to leave.

By - 4/27/16 - 9:59 pm
Turkey warning in Brookline

Suzannishly spotted this grim warning on Tappan Street in Brookline today.

By - 4/24/16 - 4:11 pm
Turtles and a duck at Jamaica Pond

Samuel Trafidio spotted a crowded tree limb in Jamaica Pond today.

By - 4/23/16 - 9:37 am
Turkey in Charles Circle

Roving UHub photographer Joe Borkowski spotted this seemingly perplexed turkey in Charles Circle this morning trying to figure out where to go.

By - 4/19/16 - 9:16 am
Turkey in Cambridge

Kelly and Jeff report this turkey on Dana Street near Mass. Ave. in Cambridge was showing absolutely no fear of people this morning.

By - 4/12/16 - 7:54 am
Seal on a dock in the Charles River

Dr. Ed spotted a seal just lounging on a dock in the Charles River this morning, probably the same one DCR reported by the locks yesterday morning: Read more.

By - 4/10/16 - 5:50 pm
Turkey in Post Office Square in Boston

We are apparently now at Peak Turkey: They really are everywhere. Trevor spotted this bird by the cafe on the Franklin Street side of Post Office Square today and has a simple question:

How is there a turkey in Post Office Square???

By - 4/8/16 - 10:14 am
Angry turkey in Brookline Hills

Becky reports she was chased to the Brookline Hills T stop this morning by a brigade of turkeys, led by Commander Drumstick here. The flash from her phone camera proved ineffective at getting them to stop trying to knock the stuffing out of her.

By - 4/5/16 - 7:52 am

Workers at the Museum of Science spotted a seal swimming in the Charles, so naturally, they tweeted for some help to the New England Aquarium, which will now look for the critter. To which the Museum of Science replied:

Awesome! And if you happen to notice any dinosaur fossils, we're happy to help.

Boston Magazine reports the seal may still be in the river this morning.

By - 4/4/16 - 7:16 am
Turkey on Appleton Street in the South End

City: Yeah, it's a turkey in the South End, so?

At least some people are taking to contacting 311 when they spot a turkey these days. A couple days ago, the city responded to a 311 report about a turkey just walking around Glide Street in Dorchester:

Turkeys are natural to the City of Boston. If there are no injuries to the turkey, just ensure to stay out of its way.

At press time, the city had yet to respond to a complaint about a wild turkey running down Appleton St in the South End.