With temps in the 50s today, tons of squirrels emerged from wherever they hide in the winter, scampering all over the Common and the Public Garden in search of sustenance. The luckier ones clustered around one particular tree in the Public Garden, where one guy was tossing food at them. And this white squirrel stood out from the rest. Read more.
Mary Ellen went for a walk along the Charles in Millennium Park this morning and came across this young bald eagle surveying the snowy scene.
Scott Tetreault wonders what kind of goose he saw in Jamaica Plain today.
This hawk was perched near the elevator in the Green Street station in Jamaica Plain this morning.
Hawk hurt at Back Bay station.
UPDATE: The Animal Rescue League came to take the hawk for evaluation and rehab.
Around 12:20 p.m., Matt Fede reported this apparently injured hawk was sitting outside Back Bay station, on the Dartmouth Street side, as police stood by awaiting somebody who could take care of it.
Maybe it's the one that flew into the station yesterday?
EvolvingCritic captured (on an SD card, anyway) a pair of turkeys in Dudley Square today.
We spotted about a half dozen turkeys, including these two, roaming Grouse Street at Washington this afternoon.
Neil the roving UHub photographer went for a stroll in Hingham this morning.
Welcome to Dot looked out his kitchen window this morning to see an Acme customer padding along his backyard.
Sophy Tuttle has quite the tale of what happened on her normally sedate Medford side street this morning when a drunken college student, on learning Tuttle's downstairs neighbor had packed three dozen chickens, a number of geese and ducks and an undetermined number of pigs in a trailer parked in the street, got a hammer and whacked the trailer open (all the while screaming "I know what I'm doing, my girlfriend goes to Tufts!"), releasing all the birds into the street (the pigs just stayed where they were):
I was woken up at 4:30 to the cops banging on our door screaming "Are these your f*%$ing chickens?!?!" "Get the F*%^ out here and get them!". My neighbor runs out and starts screaming at the kid. My next door neighbors and the farmer and his wife now spend the next 2 hours chasing chickens and ducks allll over my neighborhood, all while screaming like it's not 5am. While the kid is sitting in cuffs on my porch, the cop says "are you a college student?", to which the moron replies, "yea, I go to college". The cop replies, "that's why then. All you college kids are f*&%ing idiots". My roommates and I are standing on the porch, watching about 5 seasoned police officers chase chickens on a suburban street at 5 am and trying not to laugh, because, you know, they have guns.
John Overholt managed to flee in advance of the avian onslaught on Mass. Ave. this morning.
Matt Fede spotted these Thanksgiving leftovers this morning on the roof of Arborway Motors on South Street, near the Arborway in Jamaica Plain.
Derek Kouyoumjian spotted some relieved turkeys at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
Rear Admiral spotted these two turkeys off Columbia Road in Dorchester today.
Casie Gillette stopped to look at the hawk outside somebody's front door on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay today.
Roving UHub photographer Dave O'Brien came across this rafter of turkeys on Partridge Street at Lagrange in West Roxbury this morning.
Oh, my, we haven't been keeping up with our wattled-hoodlum news of late, but then we saw this article about a turkey terrorizing the California city of Davis and got to wondering about fowl deeds closer to home. As usual, Wicked Local Brookline did not disappoint:
Someone called to report five turkeys were chasing a postal worker near the corner of Blake and Somerset roads.