javelinas-1We had an exciting morning today~ as the sun came up and Sue was out with the goats and I had just started setting water on the trees, we were entertained by the sudden evacuation of three Collared Peccaries, or Javelina.  Some people call them wild pigs, but they really aren’t related.  They were over investigating what we call “the dinky house” and the garage that housed Sue’s tractor.  I think they were looking for some goat feed.  Sue scared ’em up and they took off across the field. Actually, I think Sue was surprised as they were, but she had her wits about her and was able to catch this action shot of the mama leading the escape. Boy, I was surprised at how quickly they were able to hot foot it out of there.  We think it was a mama and two teenagers.  One teenager hid and then got separated when he didn’t follow the other two.  Hopefully they will get back together later.

javelinas-2I think they’re kinda cute, really, but I guess that they’re noted for wreaking havoc in gardens and flower beds.  On Fort Huachuca, during Halloween, they were imploring those that live on Post to NOT use real pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns because they attract the Javelina and then they run amok through the neighborhood.  On their FaceBook page, Fort authorities were putting up WANTED posters for specific Javelinas caught in the act.  They were just tongue and cheek, because the hunting season doesn’t begin until January. If they camouflage themselves as well as they do around our place, hunting must be difficult. The photo to the left is really two of them in the middle of the field (other side of the fence), but, in the morning sunrise, they just look like two little bushes.

It’s always an adventure for us!  Thanks for tagging along.
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Today’s weather: Clear all day.  This morning it was 47° at 6:30 a.m. when we met our neighborhood Collard Peccaries. High was 75°. Low tonight is supposed to be 40°.  The wind has come back up, but there’s nothing about that, and we don’t really have a way to measure it at this point.  (I’m thinking that we need a weather station for Christmas!)