NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a skunk that waddled along both sides of Commercial Street by the bocce courts this morning.
Curt Nickisch phototographed this poor hawk unable to figure a way out of Alewife station around 7:30 p.m. The Animal Rescue League reports a happy ending to this tale:
Got word that the hawk was caught and moved outside.
The Coast Guard reports the crew of the Cutter Pendant was cutting channels through the ice off Quincy yesterday when all of a sudden a coyote ran in front of the ship.
JB Parrett walked along the Charles today.
A concerned citizen reports tonight:
Attention! Two ducks stranded across from Christian Science plaza There are two ducks taking shelter in the enclosed walk way. I don't know how long they've been there but I'm worried about their condition. I've called animal control but they aren't very helpful.
Arlington Police acknowledged yesterday the town is besieged by turkeys, who have taken to strutting about the place as if they own it:
As if the snow hasnâ€™t put enough of a wrench in the morning and afternoon commute it seems we have a flock of turkeys gathering on some of our busier streets. Now donâ€™t tell them I said this but they are not the smartest birds. This is part of the reason it can be challenging to navigate around them and they donâ€™t seem to understand that your car is way bigger and they should get out of the road.
Roving UHub photographer Edward Zarrow reports this screech owl has been quietly observing the comings and goings of the 51 bus and its riders today at Weld and Maple streets in West Roxbury.
Sicloot reports, posts photos.
Craig Caplan looked out his window in Peabody this morning to see not just a lot of snow but a lot of deer.
Just what it sounds like: Questions posed to pigeons.
Wicked Local Brookline reports a resident called 911 to report a "30 to 40 pound" raccoon stole into her house by way of the water heater. Sadly, Wicked Local Brookline does not tell us what happened next, because that's a story we'd read to the end.
Around 5:30 p.m., we were heading home from the supermarket (yeah, after kickoff). We were in the right lane inbound on Washington Street, coming up on West Roxbury Parkway. There, in the left lane, just standing there, looking down the road - but not at us - was a coyote.
I slowed, flashed my brights and it ambled off across the road and up into the woods on Bellevue Hill.
A pigeon tried to huddle into itself today on Court Street. One can only imagine what it'll look like tomorrow.
Wicked Local Brookline alerts us about an incident on New Year's Day:
A Tappan Street resident called to report he was attacked by a group of four turkeys near Sumner Road.
Also, a squirrel was reported to have gotten stuck in a sewer grate.
The Animal Rescue League reports one of its technicians went on a call to Framingham today:
This raccoon in Framingham found its way into a chimney and all the way down to the base next to the fireplace.
It has come to this: Brookline Police apparently now have to stock their cruisers with hockey sticks to keep the town's poultry punks under control. Science-fiction writer and elected town official Michael A. Burstein captured the tense moment Monday morning at Sumner and Blake streets. No word if the Boston cruiser was there for extra firepower, just in case.