Island getaways lure creatures great, small Data indicate more and more animals are making their way across Harbor ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page National Park Service/Suffolk University A deer was seen on Grape Island. National Park Service/Suffolk University A now-extinct European rabbit buried quail eggs on Lovells Island. National Park Service/Suffolk University A raccoon was seen on one of the islands. Colm O'Molloy for the Boston Globe Sophia Basswerner inspected an animal trail on Peddocks Island as part of a US Parks Service inventory of mammals living on the Boston Harbor islands. Colm O'Molloy for the Boston Globe Basswerner checked a camera on Peddocks Island used to capture images of wild animals. Colm O'Malloy for the Boston Globe A plate of baby oil and graphite dust was used to take footprints of the animals. Colm O'Molloy for the Boston Globe Officials hope to determine if populations of wild animals such as foxes, coyotes, and deer have increased in recent years. Colm O'Molloy for the Boston Globe Mammals have been spotted frequently on the Harbor Islands in recent years. Colm O'Molloy for the Boston Globe A camouflaged field camera on Peddocks Island captures images of wild animals when any pass in front of it.