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    Javelina spotting

    Just a heads up. Did a night ride on DC last night and ran into about 6 or 7 Javelina. Don't know the trail too well but it was on the loop offshoot just past marker 46 that takes you south away from the mountain. Rode right thru the middle of them splitting them up into two groups. Kinda pissed them off as they started barking or growling or whatever that noise is they make as I sat there eyeballing them.


    They stink too!

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    They stink??? What a bunch of pigs!!!
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    I have lived here for 3 months now and I still haven't seen one. I think they are fake.

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    Taste like chicken!

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    I havn't seen any javelinas out there yet but I have come across a few cyotes. On Monday, about 7:30 AM, I had one that was directly in front of me trotting down the trail. I was hootin and hollarin at him and he just kept trottin along without a care that I was behind him. It was on the DC heading toward the SM Saddle, just after the last larger downhill section.

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    I have seen a massive pack at the tank at DC on run off nights. Last time I saw them was a few years ago but there must have been 20-30 there.

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    for the record...

    Douger 1's humor not withstanding, Javelinas are not pigs. They are rodents- collared peccaries to be exact- and ornery as they say where I grew up. I had some chase me when I was a kid for some unknown reason. The word is don't get between a female and her offspring and with the males you just never know. I'm glad to hear it was just an encounter.

    We want pictures next time though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GueroAZ View Post
    Last time I saw them was a few years ago but there must have been 20-30 there.
    Wasn't that the last time you rode a bike? call me, I have a 3 hour ride this Saturday in Prescott. bring the SS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrigmig View Post
    Douger 1's humor not withstanding, Javelinas are not pigs. They are rodents- collared peccaries to be exact- and ornery as they say where I grew up. I had some chase me when I was a kid for some unknown reason. The word is don't get between a female and her offspring and with the males you just never know. I'm glad to hear it was just an encounter.

    We want pictures next time though.
    You're right that they're not pigs - they're more related to hippos. But they're not even close to being rodents.

    Sorry - don't know what I'm doing in this forum other than I think I was hoping for javelina pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrigmig View Post
    Douger 1's humor not withstanding, Javelinas are not pigs. They are rodents- collared peccaries to be exact- and ornery as they say where I grew up. I had some chase me when I was a kid for some unknown reason. The word is don't get between a female and her offspring and with the males you just never know. I'm glad to hear it was just an encounter.

    We want pictures next time though.
    A peccary (plural peccaries; also javelina and skunk pig; Portuguese javali and Spanish jabalí, sajino or pecarí) is a medium-sized mammal of the family Tayassuidae, or New World Pigs. Peccaries are members of the artiodactyl suborder Suina, as are the pig family (Suidae) and possibly the hippopotamus family (Hippopotamidae).

    FTW !!!!!
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    Because pictures are always a bonus!
    From southern AZ, not South mtn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Douger-1 View Post
    A peccary (plural peccaries; also javelina and skunk pig; Portuguese javali and Spanish jabalí, sajino or pecarí) is a medium-sized mammal of the family Tayassuidae, or New World Pigs. Peccaries are members of the artiodactyl suborder Suina, as are the pig family (Suidae) and possibly the hippopotamus family (Hippopotamidae).

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    So, do they still make bacon even though they aren't pigs?

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    no google/ bad synapse=

    Quote Originally Posted by PhxChem View Post
    Wait....you have Google, too? Mother....
    My memory (both good for the name from the Phoenix Zoo this spring with my son and bad for the wrong taxonomy) linked them to South America's capybarras. So, it has been a year or two since this has happened--- but my mistake. Too much Nat Geo/Disco Chan/An Plan viewing or something.

    Thanks for the edumacation.
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    capybaras are rodents,, and much cuter.,, theres a lady in texas that has a pet one named caplan,, she has a separate swimming pool for it cause they will only poop in water...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhxChem View Post
    Wait....you have Google, too? Mother....
    Yeah and this thing called the internet. Its pretty sweet. Check it out sometime.
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    Wilbur was checkin out Hawes.....
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    I have been night riding alot at DC and I am seeing javelina almost every time I ride. I almost ran into one coming up a hill - it was standing on the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTBAZ View Post
    I have been night riding alot at DC and I am seeing javelina almost every time I ride. I almost ran into one coming up a hill - it was standing on the trail.
    It didn't yield? Typical Javelina.

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    there is a whole pack of them living in the densely forested wash area at the red mountain ranch golf course. they come up to viewmont to nibble on the roadside cactus every evening when the sprinklers go on around 7pm. we saw at least 6 of them at once. occasionally one will cross north of viewmont to watch some free cable tv

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    Quote Originally Posted by 28/29 WIT View Post
    Taste like chicken!
    Ehh, it's okay. But the deer. Now they're tasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javelina View Post
    Wilbur was checkin out Hawes.....

    Wait...your handle is Javelina...and you're out taking pics of javelina? This is getting a little weird.

    I should have chosen "boobs" for my handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy29er View Post
    It didn't yield? Typical Javelina.
    Do horses yeild to Javelinas?
    And were do hikers and Javelinas stand in the yield of things?
    I dig dirt!

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    There are lots of them around Fountain Hills, they are on and around the hiking trails, out on the indian reservation, in my front yard at night ........

    They live in the arroyos on the low side of Saguaro and don't like the neighbourhood dogs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by idaz View Post
    Because pictures are always a bonus!
    From southern AZ, not South mtn.

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    Southern Arizona, huh!
    Do those piggies have papers or are they illegals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrigmig View Post
    Douger 1's humor not withstanding, Javelinas are not pigs. They are rodents- collared peccaries to be exact- and ornery as they say where I grew up. I had some chase me when I was a kid for some unknown reason. The word is don't get between a female and her offspring and with the males you just never know. I'm glad to hear it was just an encounter.

    We want pictures next time though.
    I've yet to hear of a javalina attacking without any reason. I've seen people try to pet babies, or get close and get chased down a little bit. The outcome if they catch you isn't good. They're not the smartest animals (who'd take a face full of prickly pear needles for a meal?) and they're blind as a bat so they tend to be a little bit jumpy. As far as tenaciousness goes, they'll stand their ground. They'll run off a mountain lion...watch!
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