Saturday, March 30, 2013

Had some early morning guests this morning.

These critters are known as collared peccary or javelina. They evolved in South America and migrated north, only recently arriving in Arizona. Javelina bones are not found in Arizona archaeological sites and early settlers made infrequent references to their occurrence. In the United States, the collared peccary only occurs in Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico. Adult javelina generally weigh 35 to 60 lbs, the male being slightly heavier than the female. New born javelina weigh about one pound. These animals can be quite dangerous and are best left alone. They are considered a game animal here in Arizona. There are both fall and spring hunts for javelina. I don't personally care for the taste, to me they are just a pain in the ass. LOL. Have a great day!!


  1. Nice shots. I'm sure glad I wasn't standing close to that big thing when he had his mouth open they smell bad enough never mind the breath being added.

    Very informative post. I neve ate the meat don't think I would want too.

    Lets see more of what hangs around your place.