Wildlife on the island…

It was a surprise to see this turkey....

It was a surprise to see this turkey....

It was neat to see this wild turkey up near the dump…there used to be tons of wild turkeys here on the island fifteen years ago – you’d see them walking around in little mobs downtown, and out in the parks.

Someone introduced fox to the island in the early 1990s, and that seems to have mostly settled that – the turkey population is much reduced, while fox have become common.

Posted on December 28, 2009 at 6:48 pm by

Categories: Enviro Corner


  1. I’m glad to see the turkey as well. Despite some people’s protests, I wish there were more. I remember a flock of them flying into the trees next to our house one winter…and they always seemed to know when Thanksgiving was near. They’d disappear until have Turkey Day.

    Comment by Shannon Bailey on December 29, 2009 at 1:33 am
  2. @Shannon Bailey
    I live a few towns outside of Boston. There’s wild turkeys wandering around my apartment complex. They also disappear before Thanksgiving and come back after, Lol.

    Comment by Linda on December 29, 2009 at 9:40 pm
  3. i don’t know if anyone else remember’s but the national park superintendent interduced them another great idea to get rid of the rabbit’s at american camp. there was a 5 hundred dollar fine if you killed a fox at the time. but the rabbits were to fast ,and there was easier prey elsewhere on the island.

    Comment by jeff se on January 1, 2010 at 11:54 am

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