Jay spotted this turkey by the container terminal in South Boston this morning.
The Revere Journal reports the city is gearing up for some major rat asskicking that could include traditional rodenticides, dry ice and, yes, owls, in addition to distibuting heavy, covered trash cans to residents.
A mother wood duck and her ducklings glided across the northern end of Jamaica Pond this afternoon.
Jamaica Plain News talks to a guy who was walking his dog when they encountered the beast. No harm came to anyone; and yes, there are pics (well, a pic) so it did happen.
WBZ reports, adds helpful tips on what to do if confronted by a coyote in the woods, including "be as big and loud as possible."
Watertown News reports on three raccoon attacks in the city - including one aimed at a man who'd been enjoying a coffee on his deck.
State wildlife officials are turning to the public to get a handle on just how many turkeys we have in the state now (beyond "Lots! And that's just on my block!"). They've posted a form to let you report all your turkey sightings (the form refers to "poults" - those are baby turkeys).
The form only lists "Boston" as a community, but there's a notes field where you could add Roslindale or the North End or wherever.
Roving UHub photographer Daniel Moran was up and about at 6:45 a.m., which turned out to be a good time to spot a coyote planning out his day on Weld and Cerdan streets, which, depending on whom you ask, is either West Roxbury or Roslindale.
You never know what'll slither into the Charles River when you're just standing there, where Sawmill Brook enters the river at Millennium Park, looking at the little fish swimming by the shore. It was like 18 to 24 inches long.
Allison Mahler reports from Watertown:
There is rabid raccoon on the outbound Charles river path near the Perkins School for the Blind. A jogger was attacked luckily no skin was broken.
The Dig reports on increasingly common and long lasting rat poisons that are beginning to work their way up the food chain - to the raptors that eat the rats that don't die right away.
Heather Sullivan spotted this bad boy on Ricciuti Drive, across from the Granite Links golf course in Quincy today. She stayed well away from its mouth, because, of course, such beasties can snap a broomstick in half like nobody's business, or so we hear.
If you watch one city-council video this year, make it this one - and watch the woman in the lower right corner.
Marblehead firefighters and animal control jumped into action this morning and reunited ducklings and mother duck. And yes, with requisite adorable photos.
Late yesterday afternoon, this hawk sat in a tree on the Jamaica Pond shore along Parkman Drive. Oh, look, it has some dinner. After about 30 seconds of me taking its photo, it had enough and flew off, with dinner, right in front of a runner on the path.
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