Wildlife

By - 2/2/19 - 7:39 pm
A lot of turkeys in Jamaica Plain

Photo by Jodi Solomon. See it larger.

From a safe place (for now), Jodi Solomon reports on a Jamaica Plain street held hostage: Read more.

By - 1/27/19 - 3:56 pm
Limping coyote of West Roxbury

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about a "very large" and seemingly injured coyote on Mount Vernon Street near Montview Street in West Roxbury around 1:30 p.m. today. Read more.

By - 1/12/19 - 11:48 am

Hunters looking to bag some ducks may be breaking state law by having people drive boats at the large number of ducks congregating in Boston Harbor, making them fly away in a panic - and become easier targets. Read more.

By - 1/11/19 - 11:59 am

Brittney Moon reports that the terror tom who had been going after students, teachers and parents for two weeks at the Haley School in Roslindale has a new home this morning: the Myles Standish Forest in Plymouth. Moon says that a sergeant from state Environmental Police managed to capture the angry walking party platter for transport way down the coast, far away from American Legion Highway.

By - 1/10/19 - 11:34 am
Big angry turkey in Roslindale

Students at the Haley School on American Legion Highway in Roslindale hesitate before they leave in the afternoon these days - because they know an angry turkey is probably waiting for them on the other side of the doors. Read more.

By - 1/2/19 - 9:36 am

Patrick Maguire watched a turkey gang in action on Beacon Street this morning.

By - 12/31/18 - 10:12 am
Turkeys head into a Jamaica Plain alley

This is an actual photo, not a Hopper painting: JP dayturkeys by Ben Walsh.

In 2018, turkeys and coyotes continued their colonization of the land formerly known as the city of Boston. But they were joined by frisky foxes, sassy seals and even a wild whale - and one lobster, liberated from a tank at a West Roxbury supermarket and returned to the sea. Here are some of the animal highlights of the year: Read more.

By - 12/23/18 - 5:30 pm
Razorbill at South Boston's Castle Island

Mary Ellen spotted a razorbill - a member of the auk family - at Castle Island today.

By - 12/23/18 - 1:02 pm
Salamanders in Roslindale

Paul Friedmann of Roslindale found a pair of salamanders yesterday under a planter he was moving.

By - 12/19/18 - 6:29 pm
Seal in Fort Point Channel

Lis the roving UHub photographer spotted this seal in Fort Point Channel in front of the Children's Museum near Seaport Boulevard today. She reports she alerted the Aquarium so they could check on him or her.

By - 12/16/18 - 9:52 pm

An aggrieved citizen files a 311 complaint about the skunks waddling rampant in South Boston:

Wide spread skunks. There has been widespread skunks all around the neighborhood. My neighbor was sprayed getting out of her car and now our house is overcome with the smell. Is there a way to do some neighborhood wide extermination? It is a really bad problem they're everywhere.

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.