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05.04.12 Marina Galperina

“Anyone able to help me take care of a young quail(?) I just found on Bushwick?” Photographer Tod Seelie says he’s still waiting to hear back from Wild Bird Fund on what to do about this quail-looking young’un. Meanwhile, your new feathered friend needs some help or a home. “Not sick or injured, just learning to fly.” Tweet at @suckapants. Do […]

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05.02.12 Bucky Turco

Just like that possum in Bushwick, another woodland creature sent people into a tizzy near the Staten Island ferry. The coworker who shot the footage says that “everyone was screaming about it being a giant rat, but it was just a muskrat.” (Video: Greg Matson/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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04.23.12 Bucky Turco

In Bloomberg’s New York City, there’s a fine waiting around ever corner and apparently, backyard too. The New York Times reports on several residents who were fined for keeping a birdbath and they were steep, with one landowner getting hit win a $2,000 violation. According to the city, there’s a perfectly rational explanation for this […]

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Bucky Turco

“What the hell is that?” asked an area man as he spotted the furry creature huddled beneath a metal fence of a residential building in Bushwick. Another younger person put it more bluntly, “That’s wack.” In a neighborhood that sees all sorts of horrors—usually involving the human kind—it was interesting to see the varied responses […]

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01.20.12 Bucky Turco

After hearing about the opossum that rode D train and the NYPD’s response to it, one major part of the story was missing: What the hell happened to the night crawler? Thankfully the New York Times brings some closure. […]

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01.18.12 Bucky Turco

While it has become commonplace to find furry things with tails riding the subway, they tend to be rats. But late Friday night, passengers were greeted by a much rarer sighting: an opossum. It was spotted underneath the seat of a Manhattan-bound D train in Brooklyn. Cops attempted to evict the fare-beater at the West […]

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12.27.11 Bucky Turco

The wolf-dog that was strolling around the streets of East New York has been transferred to the Howling Woods Farm in New Jersey and is not only doing just fine, but also doesn’t appear to be nearly as “dangerous” as the Daily News described her. […]

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12.23.11 Bucky Turco

According to Animal Care and Control spokesman Richard Gentles, a wolf-dog found roaming around East New York was “wearing a collar and a chain and appeared to have been kept as an exotic pet.” No one has claimed the bitch, which is not surprising, since hybrids like her are illegal. But apparently they’re not uncommon. […]

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12.16.11 Bucky Turco

A reader who shares my affection for a certain local tabloid, was on his way to an art exhibit in Downtown Brooklyn recently and saw a hawk hanging out on the sidewalk. He snapped a few photos of the bird and then it was gone, but a New York Post reporter appeared. Blown away by […]

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12.05.11 Bucky Turco

And this is making the New York Times sad. The male eastern box turtle escaped from the Inwood Hill Park Nature Center in Upper Manhattan last week, but unlike previous instances involving wildlife fugitives, this one hasn’t generated much media attention. Missing since Thursday, the reptile seems to lack the fanfare that a cobra or […]

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