Wildlife

By - 12/14/18 - 11:22 am

Medford Police report a black bear has been visiting the Lincoln Street area for at least a month, but that nobody notified authorities until 2:45 a.m. today, when a resident at 114 Lincoln Rd. called 911 to report a "medium sized bear" making quite a commotion in the area where the resident keeps trash. Read more.

By - 12/14/18 - 9:22 am
Coyote in Roslindale

Jason Bylsma spotted this coyote sauntering down Centre Street at Montclair Avenue on the West Roxbury/Roslindale line around 8:50 a.m. today.

By - 12/9/18 - 2:14 pm
Fox eating a squirrel

Roving UHub photographer Gad Liwerant stopped to watch a fox enjoy a little squirrel snack on Chestnut Hill Road in Newton, between Hammond Street and the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

By - 12/9/18 - 1:31 pm
Cold turkey in Ashmont

A concerned citizen expresses concern in a 311 report about the poor Ashmont turkey in Dorchester: Read more.

By - 12/8/18 - 10:46 pm
Fox in Brighton

Roving UHub photographer Karen Bidwell spotted this fox (not in socks) on Oakland Street near Brighton Center late this afternoon.

By - 12/6/18 - 12:37 pm
Lizard man

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is hunting a man it says tried to ship live lizards to Trinidad and Tobago from a FedEx office in Dedham in July.

Read more.

By - 12/3/18 - 10:34 pm
Raptor at Jamaica Pond

Was walking around Jamaica Pond this afternoon, when I spotted this bird glide down to a perch on one of the trees on the Parkman Drive side.

Hawk? And should I finally figure out how to manually focus my camera lens because the auto-focus kept zeroing in on the branches in front of the bird? The answer to the latter question, of course, is: Yes.

By - 12/2/18 - 5:55 pm

According to a 311 report filed around 10 a.m., there's a dead deer at the intersection of Blue Ledge Drive and Enneking Parkway in Stony Brook Reservation in West Roxbury, not far from where a deer and a car collided on Washington Street last night. In recent weeks, deer have been crossing Washington Street regularly to get between Bellevue Hill and the main part of the reservation.

By - 12/1/18 - 10:30 pm

Kim Kendricken reports that around 8 p.m., she drove past an unusual scene on Washington Street inbound, just before West Roxbury Parkway: A deer lying on the ground, with two cars pulled over and some glass in the road. She said the deer did not appear mortally wounded: Read more.

By - 11/29/18 - 10:11 am
Ashmont turkey

David Finnerty stayed a respectful distance away this morning while taking a snapshot of the turkey that has roamed Ashmont Street and Peabody Square the past few months.

By - 11/28/18 - 11:52 am

The turkeys just kept coming, and coming, and coming, on Monmouth Street in Brookline this morning:

By - 11/24/18 - 11:51 am
Turkey at a Dunkin' Donuts

Nicholas Agri caught that most New England of scenes this morning: A turkey heading for the entrance of a Dunkin' Donuts, in Winthrop.

By - 11/21/18 - 12:58 pm
Coots at Jamaica pond

Several coots have made their late-fall arrival at Jamaica Pond - looking like ducks in the water, and sort of chickens on land, except for their feet, which look like, well, nothing you'd expect.

By - 11/20/18 - 3:04 pm
Eagle over Franklin Park

Clay Harper looked up this afternoon and spotted an eagle over Scarboro Pond in Franklin Park.

By - 11/5/18 - 11:04 am
Pretty bird in downtown Boston

A concerned citizen filed a 311 report from School and Tremont streets this morning:

Found bird that looks like someone's pet

By - 10/26/18 - 12:17 pm
Aggravating turkey on Ashmont Street in Dorchester

A fed-up citizen managed to get to a safe space to file a 311 complaint about a turkey that has mistaken Ashmont Street in Dorchester for Brookline: Read more.

By - 10/26/18 - 10:24 am
Woodcock on Water Street in downtown Boston

Tim Hanafin spotted this woodcock on Water Street this morning. Reports are now coming in of woodcocks all over Boston Proper (dear reader: we spared you a photo of a poor, dead woodcock in Fort Point). Read more.

By - 10/23/18 - 12:59 pm

The Garden Club of the Back Bay reports the rescue of a woodcock on Arlington Street. Same one spotted downtown yesterday? How many woodcocks could there be flitting around Boston Proper? Read more.

By - 10/22/18 - 6:09 pm
Woodcock in downtown Boston

The Downtown Boston BID spotted this bird downtown today and wondered what it was.

Not that we're bird experts up here at the UHub mountain fastness, but we're pretty sure that's a woodcock - which is known to walk like an Egyptian: Read more.