There’s a Zoo in My Back Yard

I realize some people think Newton, Massachusetts is in the boonies…but in fact I live less than a mile from Boston College, the Massachusetts Turnpike and about two miles from Coolidge Corner. But lately, a lot of critters have been finding the nice big square of grass out back pretty inviting.

Wild turkeys.

Just like the ones on the famous bourbon label! (well, could be).

There were four of them, and my daughters got a kick out of them taking their sweet ol’ time walking about the yard looking for food before they meandered to the house next door….

Last year I saw two hawks perch in one of my maples. One of them was clutching a bloody squirrel it had recently caught.