tried to send these pictures three days ago, but got them returned by Yahoo. It took me two days to get reinstated,
but I’m thankful that I finally made it.
people expressed an interest in javelinas after I mentioned them last
week. They are peccaries, not wild
pigs. During my lifetime, they have
migrated up out of Mexico
and are now common in the wild parts of Arizona.
A lot of people are afraid of them,
and I had heard horror stories about how dangerous they are. One of our sons, who is a hunter,
strongly disagrees, and since we have them come by the cabin frequently, I
have observed that they are not at all aggressive. I’m not even sure that they eat
irises, but a herd of them tearing through a garden doesn’t do it any
few years ago, I surprised a herd of javelinas on the back side of a big clump
of Spanish dagger. In their midst
were two pink, kitten-sized babies.
I was afraid that they might be protective of their young, so I backed
off quickly. They just ran into the
brush on the adjacent lot. They
have never shown any hostility.
Marvin took these pictures at close range in November a couple of years
Glendale, AZ Zone 9