Saturday, March 28, 2015

Javelina

DesertDale and Kitfoxgal was going birding at Patagonia Preserve, when we had the pleasure of this heard of Jaelinas ran across the road in front of us.  Seen them once before in Ajo, when I was doing the washing.  They ran up the side of the wash house and across the highway.  Had no camera. 

 This is a Javelina is a also known as collared peccary.  They are are medium-sized animals that looks like a wild boar.
 They live in large groups, of up to 50 or more.   Each group defends its territory They communicate with their own family group and other groups using sounds and smells.

They live in the desert, Saguaro and Palo Verde forest woodlands and grasslands with shrubs and Cactus.

DesertDale and Kitfoxgal was pleased when they seen the first one run across the road.  Then was even more surprised when we seen a few more.

Hope you enjoy this as mush as we had seeing them.  Kitfoxgal





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