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By adamg - 4/13/24 - 1:06 pm
Injured turkey behind a decorative fence

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint asking for help for an injured turkey on Beacon Street near Exeter in the Back Bay: Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/24 - 9:45 am

Around 8:45 a.m., Boston's Leslie Knope reported this potentially fowl problem on the Green Line in Brighton, but based on the lack of T alerts, the gaggle was gone by the time any trolleys pulled through.

By adamg - 11/23/23 - 9:20 am
A lot of turkeys in Quincy

Anna spotted this turkey klatsch in Quincy the other day.

By adamg - 7/29/23 - 10:03 am
Turkey and firetruck on Brighton Avenue in Allston

Teddy Kokoros watched this turkey who had obviously gotten up early to get some boba on Brighton Avenue near Harvard Avenue in Allston this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/23 - 8:11 am

WBZ reports the woman felt compelled to resort to her purse after the birds took up position on either side of her and then started following her.

By adamg - 6/1/23 - 2:45 pm

Today is the start of the annual Massachusetts state turkey census. Report a turkey today.

By adamg - 5/8/23 - 5:41 pm
Brookline turkey

Michael A. Burstein reports seeing three turkeys on Tappan Street in Brookline today, but that only one approaching the size of Rhode Island.

By adamg - 4/15/23 - 12:36 pm
Turkey in City Hall garage

A roving UHub photographer with access to the City Hall garage spotted this turkey this morning pondering which car to take home.

By adamg - 4/1/23 - 11:53 am
Turkey charging a Boston Police cruiser

Officer tries to back up to no avail: Terror tom just keeps coming.

The other day, Spencer Roach watched a confrontation between one of the neighborhood tough toms and a Boston Police officer in a cruiser, from the safety of his fenced-in yard at Metropolitan Avenue and Poplar Street in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/23 - 10:07 am

Brit tabloid the Daily Mail breathlessly reports about rogue turkeys in Cambridge, yes, Cambridge, not Brookline: Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/23 - 10:10 am

Man challenges turkey, loses

One of these days, men in Dorchester will learn that if you go after a turkey, it will return the favor. And it has velociraptor-like spurs and a beak and you don't. But until then, we'll keep getting videos like the one above, and sagas like the guy forced onto the hood of a car by the turkeys he tried to menace.

By adamg - 12/6/22 - 11:46 am
Turkey on grounds of pre-release center

Jill Cetel was passing by the Boston Pre-Release Center on the Mattapan/Roslindale line and wonders what the turkey did.

By adamg - 11/30/22 - 12:20 pm
Turkeys trying to intimidate Harvard's most famous cat

Joshua Lupkin shows us the scene this morning outside Harvard's Barker Center, where some of Harvard Square's tougher toms tried intimidating Remy the Cat, but Remy stood, or sat, his ground. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/22 - 11:59 am
Wrapped turkey on a downtown Boston street

Jon Hillman spotted this wrapped turkey at Spring Lane and Devonshire Street downtown this morning.

By adamg - 10/15/22 - 4:54 pm
Man vs. Turkey

Welcome to Dot files a dispatch this afternoon from Ocean Street in Dorchester, already known for the meanest turkeys in all of Boston: Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/22 - 10:39 am

A panicked citizen manages to file a 311 report from Ocean Street in Dorchester before the turkeys realize what she's doing: Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/22 - 12:55 pm
Turkey on steps of church rectory in Cambridge

Roving UHub photographer Melissa Hirshson spotted this bird seeking a chance to speak about her Lord and Savior, or maybe to ask to see an electric bill or even to seek a donation for GBH, at the main entrance to the rectory of Christ Church in Harvard Square this morning (bonus: Note the boot scraper on the step).

By adamg - 9/6/22 - 3:11 pm
Wet turkey

Welcome to Dot spotted these drenched, bedraggled turkeys on the Harborwalk near the JFK Library in Dorchester on this, our second straight day of rain.

By adamg - 6/1/22 - 3:21 pm

WBZ reports, doesn't say if the attack was near the line with Hyde Park, where residents have learned to deal with bloodthirsty terror turkeys, one of which went after a WBZ reporter.

By adamg - 4/22/22 - 9:21 am
Turkey on Beacon Hill

Dr. Jessica Dello Russo reports that, at first, she thought this bird on Ridgeway Lane on Beacon Hill might be a decoy to scare off the pigeons, a modern update on those fake owls that never really work:

Really clever, as it even has camouflage effect with brown shading blending in with brick. Then it MOVED!

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