Friday, January 27, 2017

Javelina Here at Ajo



A few years ago I was doing my washing in Ajo.  (Excellant Laundromat)
When this herd of Javelinas run down the side of the laundromat.  Then ran across AZ.85.  Then they went up the side of the hill.  It was a thrill to see them.

Javelina are in the Peccary family.  They originated from South America.  They are common in central and southern Arizona.
They form a herd of two or more.

They are from 40 to 60 lbs.  And very poor eye sight, They travel in washes and heavy brush.  They are more on the go at night, and in the day when it is cool..

They eat cacti, succulent bulbs, tubers, beans, and seeds. They do eat scatter garbage .

A couple of photos are from Google.

DeseertDale took this photo at Patagonia, 
Enjoy Kitfoxgal

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