Javelina Family

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Javelina mom with young, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

Javelina mom with young, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

I suspect years from now our pack of javelina (are they called packs?) will still be talking about December 7, 2017 as it had to be their greatest day ever!  First, heavy wind over night knocked down the feeders in all three of our bird locations, so not only were they able to find quail food, but also found lots of expensive high quality food usually reserved for the cardinals, wrens and pyrrhuloxia .

But later that day they discovered the wind had blown open the door on our shipping container and once inside they found where I keep the quail block.  Jackpot!  I must say, I had my hands full shooing these feisty guys out of the container!  Especially the last two who really didn’t want to leave.

Unfortunately it hasn’t been as good of a month for the javelina babies.  There were 6 when I first arrived, and they now appear to be down to 3.  Last winter they started with two babies and kept them alive all season.  I believe they are the sub-adults I’m seeing now.

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