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Monday, April 11, 2011

Munchies on Monday - Javelina

Javelina (peccary) are wild pig-like mammals and I often see them on our morning hikes in the woods.They eat roots but I have seen them enjoying an occasional cactus.
Javelina usually travel in groups and I have counted up to 20  in my yard. (My flower selection is geared for Javelina tolerant foraging)


Javelina have poor eyesight but if threatened they will charge at dogs and humans.
This was as close as I would get to him/her drinking water at the creek  :)
 

3 comments:

Birding is Fun! said...

I once got treed by a javelina in Arizona. Scary when it happened, but pretty funny now!

http://www.birdingisfun.com/2009/11/birding-laughs-4.html

Julie G. said...

I have never seen a Javelina before. Very interesting!

SLH said...

Interesting post! Thanks for sharing :)