Wildlife

By - 3/26/19 - 7:45 pm
Turkey on a Tesla

Rocco Giustino spotted this turkey asserting its dominance over an electric car in Dorchester's Polish Triangle today.

Meanwhile, down in Egleston Square, Gio Valencia-Corredor spotted a turkey twosome pondering a McMeal: Read more.

By - 3/8/19 - 2:33 pm
By - 3/2/19 - 2:21 pm
Cardinal in the snow in Hyde Park

Mike Ball spotted a splash of red amidst the white and gray today, near his bird feeder outside his home in Hyde Park.

Petra didn't see any cardinals when she looked out over Revere Beach today: Read more.

By - 3/1/19 - 3:36 pm
Owl and MBTA worker

The MBTA reports delays on the Riverside Line due to an injured owl caught between the tracks at Brookline Hills, but that a worker safely removed Hooty and handed him over to the town's animal control officer.

By - 2/28/19 - 10:08 pm
Seagull ripping a windshield wiper apart in East Boston

Cdiddy reports finding this seagull busy tearing apart one of his car's windshield wipers in East Boston today.

Earlier:
The rat-swallowing seagull of the North End.

By - 2/28/19 - 10:34 am

Extreme Lunch Seagull Swallows Rat in Boston

Never mind the Goat, we've got the Seagull - and a British tourist was there to record it all on Salem Street in the North End - and provide appropriately horrified commentary, because nothing like this ever happens in jolly old England.

Via Megan Johnson.

By - 2/22/19 - 9:25 am
Two ducks on Boston Harbor

Adam Balsam watched a couple of ducks in the water of Boston Harbor yesterday.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/18/19 - 9:11 pm
Cross-country skier at Franklin Park golf course

Jim the roving UHub photographer spotted a cross-country skier "playing through" the 4th hole at the William Devine Golf Course in Franklin Park around 2:30 p.m. today.

But after the sun went down, Laura Castañón reports, the coyotes came out: Read more.

By - 2/18/19 - 5:24 pm
Snow-covered witch hazel in the Back Bay

Derek Lessing spotted some snow-covered witch hazel on West Newton Street in the South End today.

Peter Wilson spotted a good-sized coyote racing somewhere across St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury: Read more.

By - 2/18/19 - 12:55 pm
South End hawk

You really have to be careful in South End alleys these days - at least if you're no larger than a squirrel or mouse. John McLachlan reports this young Cooper's hawk keeps visiting the alley out back of his South End home.

Copyright John McLachlan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool.

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.