Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Javelina In The Wild

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Good afternoon to all my readers.  We are back in Arizona.  Oh! How nice it is to be here in the desert.
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Our trip to Florida was nice. I enjoy the time with Tom and the group in Florida, but they can kept.
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We seen many much and DesertDale had a fine time taking bird photos.
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We also came across those pigs they call "Javelina" or Collard Peccary" which they  have here in the desert.  Their range from Arizona to Argentina and they are still on the move to newer sites.
They have been seen in Arizona, Texas and New Mexico.
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In 2006Arizona began giving out "Javelina" permits for the fall season and spring seasons.  The adults weigh up to 60 lbs.
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Their breeding season is year round.  They do live in the desert, chaparral and oak grasslands.
The do shed hair in the summer.
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They eat cacti, insects, fruits and seeds that are in season.  Their favourite food are the "prickly pear cactus." 
They are sexually mature at the age of 10 months.  They breed though out the year.  With their breeding peaks in Jan. , Feb.,and March.
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We are parked at the rodeo grounds in the Ajo are.  Which the owns have made a few changes.  Hope you all will enjoy it.   DedertDale has taken his first ride since we arrived.

You can see this blog on http://www.myspace.com/kitfoxgal/blog with photos.
Enjoy
Kitfoxgal

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