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.
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.
Maryr spotted these dogs and turkeys warily eyeing each other through a fence in Brighton yesterday.
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."
Gabrielle Schaffner picked up a handful of painted snails on Carson Beach today and wonders what's going on.
Ryan Hatcher captured the squirrelset in the Fenway.
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.
Geese paddled around Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation this morning.
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.
Good Morning Gloucester reports the woman was sitting outside watching the stars early this morning when the coyote leaped on her:
She jumped to her feet and fought it back with her fists. She next grabbed a broom and in the process hit her truckâ€™s key fob, which sounded the alarm. ... Lyn describes the coyoteâ€™s drool as smelling like foul meat and the fur as coarse and bristly. The drool was in her hair and took some time to wash out the smell.
In addition to the usual ducks and geese, a heron patrolled the water just beneath the Watertown Dam today. Mostly, he quietly stood on some rocks under some brush on one side of the dam. He did take one leisurely stroll from his post to the other side of the river, attracting the eye of little kids and a couple of photographers, but finding no fish and seemingly getting annoyed by all the attention, retreated to his semi-hidden spot.
Aram Boghosian reports he opened his window in East Somerville this morning to find a rather large bird staring back at him.
Claire Blechman reports spotting this turkey apparently seeking an inspection today at a gas station on Beacon Street in Somerville, heading towards Inman Square.
Wicked Local Poultryville reports:
A caller reported seeing a woman being chased by turkeys on Rawson Road ...
Wicked Local Brookline (of course) reports a resident called 911 to report "vicious turkeys" on Lancaster Terrace near Beacon Street and that she "wanted them removed from Brookline."
Also check out the 911 calls about people pooping in buckets along the Muddy River and a woman who suspiciously tied some balloons to a parking meter.
Brookline 911 call takers must love their jobs. Wicked Local Brookline reports:
Eliot Street resident called to report that all morning, they heard a bird, possibly a seagull or a goose, possibly on the playground.
Oh, yeah, there's a reason you're not supposed to let your dog run wild through the Arboretum. Joe Growhoski reports these fliers about off-leash killers are now posted at the Arboretum: They kill the local wildlife, bite kids and bike riders, trample new plantings and shit all over the place. Stop it, the Arboretum implores.
A South End citizen pleads with the city for help with raccoons at Shawmut Avenue and Haven Street:
Family of raccoons living in our neighbor's garden, our fire escape, and our upstairs neighbor's roof deck.
Sit at the end of Long Wharf and it's easy to miss the cormorants - the gulls and terns are constantly screaming for attention, and sometimes getting into fights for key perches, such as the top of the flagpole there. But every so often, you might look down and spot a cormorant bobbing on the water, at least, for a few seconds, before it disappears under the water.