Wildlife

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.

By - 10/21/18 - 10:52 pm

The Brighton Allston Improvement Association report a coyote was spotted this evening at the EF property on Lake Street. It provides some tips on "hazing" coyotes that do not involve maneuvering their TNT-filled cabins onto railroad tracks, including:

Shake or throw a “coyote shaker” - a soda can filled with pennies or pebbles and sealed with duct tape.

By - 10/19/18 - 2:13 pm
Turkeys near a swan sign in Roslindale

B2 Beighlie watched the scene unfold outside the management office at Stony Brook Common in Roslindale today.

By - 10/18/18 - 10:28 pm
Tunnel dog

UPDATE: Owner and dog reunited.

Kathryn R. Burton reports:

This pup was found in North End, after a 93 tunnel expedition. Boston Fire officer walking him around, trying to find parent. 392 Hanover Street is where he will be - Boston Fire House

By - 10/13/18 - 11:27 pm

Erik Hjortsho has posted video from his doorcam showing a hawk swooping in and grabbing the pigeon that had been resting above his door.

By - 10/4/18 - 11:15 pm
Turkeys crossing in front of school buses at the Ohrenberger in West Roxbury

To get to school on time, Molly the roving UHub photographer discovered at the Ohrenberger in West Roxbury this morning.

By - 10/4/18 - 2:47 pm
Seagull an seagull poop atop one of the towers of the Longfellow Bridge

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the condition of the tops of the newly rebuilt seasoning shakers along the Longfellow Bridge:

Lovely seagull poop on all 4 towers of the beautiful Longfellow bridge.

By - 10/1/18 - 3:03 pm
Steve the Squirrel

Maureen O'Hara reports that Steve the Blond Squirrel seems to have said nuts to the Public Garden and moved on down to the Commonwealth Avenue Mall between Berkeley and Clarendon.

Last year:
Steve in the Public Garden.

By - 9/28/18 - 8:55 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley, who represents some of Boston's more countrified areas in Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury, went on a Twitter tear, well, tearette, tonight about all the coyotes his constituents are reporting

I’ve also seen a huge explosion in the number of rabbits around the neighborhood. Unfortunately for the rabbits, these two phenomena ARE related.

Indeed: Read more.

By - 9/22/18 - 11:12 pm
Roof raccoon

A concerned citizen asks the city to do something about a roofy raccoon on Temple Street in Mattapan.

By - 9/21/18 - 11:48 am

State Police report on the 25-foot-long carcass. The New England Aquarium reports the carcass is that of a whale that had earlier washed up on a beach in Cohasset. This sort of wandering-whale-carcass thing has happened before.

Obligatory Oregon exploding-whale video.

By - 9/19/18 - 2:06 pm
Hawk in the Back Bay

Maddie Yardley spotted this fine feathered specimen today on Cumberland Street behind the Midtown Hotel.

By - 9/19/18 - 9:32 am

WBZ reports:

Everything from building more cell towers to installing emergency call boxes or even placing old school pay phones on beaches should be explored, some say.

By - 9/16/18 - 6:43 pm
Bald eagle in Jamaica Pond

Mark MacGilchrist spotted a bald eagle in a tree on Moss Hill, near Jamaica Pond today. A bald eagle had frequented the pond area this past spring. In July, an eagle surveyed the scene from a tree in West Roxbury.

By - 9/15/18 - 1:43 pm
Copperhead snake found in Braintree after biting a man

Man-biting copperhead snake. Photo by Braintree PD.

Braintree Police report a man coming out of one of the hotels on Wood Road - between the Blue Hills Reservation and the South Shore Plaza - was bitten by a copperhead snake Thursday evening. Read more.

By - 9/13/18 - 1:08 pm
Chic Brookline turkeys

Caroline Burnes, an artist who lives in Brookline, has come out with a line of three dozen posters celebrating the town's most rambunctious residents - showing them in their strutting finery.

Via Boston Globe.

By - 9/2/18 - 10:46 am
Turkeys on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

Sue O'Connell reports:

Why is traffic allowed on Centre St in Jamaica Plain during the Turkey Pride Parade?

By - 8/28/18 - 4:50 pm