Wildlife

By - 12/25/15 - 7:45 pm
Pheasant in the Back Bay

MC Slim JB spotted this pheasant by the Loews Hotel on Berkeley Street today.

By - 12/23/15 - 4:14 pm
Snowy owl at Castle Island in South Boston

Eileen Murphy recently spotted this snowy owl that seems to have taken up residence at Castle Island. She reports it seemed to be eyeing her small dog as a snack.

By - 12/22/15 - 9:57 am
Eagle at Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen spotted this bald eagle at Jamaica Pond this week.

By - 12/9/15 - 6:16 pm
Seal at Castle Island in South Boston

John Gage spotted this seal at Castle Island today.

Saturday:
Seal at Black Falcon pier.

By - 12/6/15 - 12:05 pm
Seal in Boston Harbor

MadTy spotted this seal in the harbor off the Black Falcon pier yesterday.

By - 12/3/15 - 5:02 pm
White squirrel in the Public Garden

Not this squirrel, spotted by PatrickWBP in the Public Garden today.

By - 12/1/15 - 7:25 am

The Herald reports on the first of four days of deer hunting in the Blue Hills Reservation - yesterday, today and next Monday and Tuesday. Read more.

By - 11/22/15 - 6:50 pm

Harry Mattison got a great shot of a hawk on a fence in Allston today - holding the carcass of whatever it was planning to eat.

By - 11/8/15 - 12:10 pm
Squirrel with some kind of food near Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain

A squirrel that had found what looked like a large wad of dough near Jamaica Pond yesterday scampered up a tree and thought he'd get to eat his prize in peace, only to have a nosy photographer with a zoom lens stand there taking pictures of him.

By - 11/6/15 - 12:45 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports on a 911 call:

A Princeton Road resident called to report turkeys roosting in her trees at night. She was looking for advice.

By - 11/3/15 - 7:25 am
Dogs vs. turkeys in Brighton

Maryr spotted these dogs and turkeys warily eyeing each other through a fence in Brighton yesterday.

By - 11/2/15 - 4:05 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports a Rawson Road resident called 911 to report she was out for a walk "when eight turkeys surrounded her and prevented her from passing."

By - 10/26/15 - 7:55 pm

Gabrielle Schaffner picked up a handful of painted snails on Carson Beach today and wonders what's going on.

By - 10/26/15 - 6:39 am

The MSPCA and the Animal Rescue League say they will speak for the deer facing death in the hills south of Boston, at a State House rally that starts at noon on Thursday. Read more.

By - 10/17/15 - 8:04 am
Geese on Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation

Geese paddled around Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation this morning.

By - 10/15/15 - 12:56 pm

WBUR reports the state will issue hunting permits for four specific days - on which other visitors will be urged to stay out of the affected parts of the reservation as hunters reduce a deer population the state says is just too large.