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  •  Javalina are not as dangerous as a big old Sow (6+ / 0-)

    separated from her piglets or a Boar with a generally nasty disposition but they run in herds and can hurt you badly if frightened or cornered.  They dont do nearly as much damage to everything around them like feral hogs do and a big big one is a hundred lbs.

    Luckily here in Az we are too dry and hot for feral hogs to survive let alone thrive.

    Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
    I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
    Emiliano Zapata

    by buddabelly on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 07:21:54 AM PST

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    •  I grew up in rural Arizona. There were javalina (5+ / 0-)

      all around. They like to eat prickly pear cactus and we would see the chewed fruit and stems but we almost never saw any in the wild. They are so wary that it is hard to get near them.

      I never heard of anyone getting attacked in our area. I am sure that a herd of ten or fifteen 40 pound animals with sharp tusks could kill a man if they wanted to, though.

      •  its usually people who feed them that cause the (6+ / 0-)

        problem because then they lose their fear of people... it is actually illegal now to feed them...biggest problem they usually cause is digging up the drip irrigation lines to get to the water......

        I have them in my yard all the time yet never see them like you say.....they bed down in the day and run the washes at night.....

        I lost 2 roosters to a bobcat in the last few weeks, I love it out here but it is different than the city thats for sure....

        Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
        I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
        Emiliano Zapata

        by buddabelly on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 08:32:46 AM PST

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