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Call of the Wild: Beauty and the beast at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge

Posted by Marcia Dick  October 19, 2012 10:04 AM

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While a sickly coyote wandering near a Boston school created havoc Thursday, Medford photographer George McLean shares his take on another he spotted at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge:

"Here is a beautiful coyote who ran by me recently at Mount Auburn. Look at this healthy wild animal who frequents the cemetery along with fox, and all sorts of critters. as the weather gets colder and food diminishes, I miss filling the bird feeder.  

"I watched the story of the scrawny little young coyote with mange being led away by two big men with ropes. The good part is she was taken to Tufts vet school in Grafton, where she will be cured and released back into the wild. I applaud this thinking!

"I was sitting under a tree a week ago when five turkeys ambled by eating insects off the ground, and  there is new young female Kingfisher who lets you get close [unlike the mature birds]."
 
cow_brd-4-8-12(i)-DSC_0833_copy.jpg"I truly get confused with the many images I produce. Shades of Edgar Allen Poe: How many times have I admired this magnificent old cross at Mount Auburn, and then I find a cowbird in his somber coat sitting upon it?"

"The bird below(with the berries) is a female Northern Parula Warbler in her fall finery of stunning colors. Only nature can come up with these colors.

_female_parula_10-10-12(h)_6427_.jpgThe other bird is a Brown Creeper. You won't see him because he blends in so well ... All you see is the tree moving. I used flash or I would have no photo!"

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