This page was updated Dec. 2023.
Wellesley is rich in, well, not just rich people. Deer, coyotes, muskrats, and even black bears call the town home. Look very carefully when you’re on the road in November and early December. That’s deer rutting season, and they will step right out into traffic if a friend on the other side of the road seems like a good match. Mr. Swellesley had a close call in a nearby suburb when an enormous 8-point deer sauntered into his lane of traffic on a dark night.
There’s not just one in town, that’s for sure. But residents generally aren’t calling for the herd to be culled.
They’re all over Wellesley. and residents aren’t nearly as tolerant of coyotes as they are of Bambi.
June, 2023 (Black bear finally visits Wellesley)
Muskrat at Wellesley office park
Photogenic fisher cat
A fisher cat knew what it was doing by roaming around Wellesley resident and photographer Beth Shedd’s yard. Shedd can make anybody look their best on camera, as you can see in this 11 seconds of glory for “Freddy” that she posted on social media this week (and allowed us to share).
Heron on the Charles River
Suzy Littlefield shared the story about the photo below of a snake:
“While walking down the Sudbury path to Guernsey Sanctuary on Thursday I saw a frog in the stream. I went to get a picture but the snake was faster! You can just see a leg or two coming out of his mouth.”
A flock of local gobblers paraded behind MassBay Community College, much to the chagrin of drivers.