Friday, January 22, 2016

Pigs—well javelinas

We returned to our campsite at Lost Dutchman tonight around 10:00 pm after playing cards with Kay and Lynn.  Dan decided to look around outside before bed. 

Here is what he saw

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Well, not exactly what we used to have around home although they sure sounded like it.  They are javelina which are not members of wild pig family but of the peccary family, a group of hoofed mammals originating from South America.  According to the Arizona Wildlife and Parks web site, they have only recently arrived in Arizona.

Anyone who knows Dan will know that this crazy visit made his day.  Obviously, they have made a visit to the campground before because they moved on from our site to a trash can which they tipped over.  Probably not a good way to impress the camp hosts. 

Here is another clue they aren’t too afraid of humans

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