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Our Wild Pigs

Earlier this week, Stuart reported on his trip to North Carolina where he thought there were wild pigs about. We have them in Arizona. Well, not pigs exactly because pigs are native to the Eastern Hemisphere and any true pigs are descendants of escapees brought here by humans. We do have a native member of the pig family, the peccary which is known locally as the javelina. It’s good to stay away from the javelinas because they are pack animals (where’s there’s one, there’s more) and any animal that eats prickly pear cactus (thorns and all) and sharpens its teeth just by closing its mouth has my respect. Here are some pigtures taken with a cell phone by Them when Kaci and I were at home.0211131753 0211131754 0211131754bWhen asked if there were such an animal as a “Guinea Peccary”, expert Basil of hutchagoodlife, gave the definitive answer. “Whee don’t know, got grass?”.

About Kismet

I'm an 9 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

36 comments on “Our Wild Pigs

  1. We’ve got the wild hogs here and they’re scary…I keep my distance and so does Momz

  2. They are scary and cute. I heard they’re great at finding truffles.

  3. We have wild boar there and they are tasty. Always have a ton of ticks on them though and they are mean too.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

  4. Crap, are they in your garden?? Becca I don’t fink they haz trufflez in the Arrizona.. My Grandpa in Italy haz prickle pear’s … Yeah, they have our respect too.. but I wouldn’t say no to a bit of BBQ and green beans 🙂 BOL

    Mollie and Alfie

    Oh forgot your hugs xx0xxx

  5. Oh boy! I’m gonna keep clear of them. Give me my biiiig bull any day!

  6. Really, in Scottsdale, wow were do they stay, you’d think there is enough stuff and cars there to chase them out further. Well OK how about some cowboys on horses, GET A ROPE!

    The Mad Scots

  7. Don’t think we’d mess with them. We have wild pigs but they’re not near us. We think you should turn your BIG EUREKA on them.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    • Good idea. The good news is that either the javalinas or the Eureka would be gone. The bad news is that the winner would still be here.

  8. Phew!!! I’m glad we don’t have those in Nebraska! Being the scrapper that I am, I’m sure I would get into trouble!

    Edgar and his mum

  9. HOLY COW! Well, I hopes they don’t show up at YOUR house!! They will find outs why we terriers are called TERRORS!! BOL
    (just kiddin’…say aways, they look like they could even take on MOI!)
    Kisses,
    Ruby

    • Well, I do wonder about them-they love prickly pear cactus. They eat the thorns and all and come back for more. I’m the food expert and I declare prickly pear cactus not worth the trouble. Another example of that would be a skunk

  10. OMD! or should that be Pig?

    Do they visit you often?

    Wally & Sammy

  11. OMD…or should that be Pig?

    Do they visit often?

    Wally & Sammy

  12. I think it is wisdom to keep clear!

  13. Wow, incredible. Love Hutchagoodlife’s answer to your question. Giggling this side. Thanks for the laugh.

  14. Wow. I can’t say I’ve ever encountered anything like your wild pigs, Kyla. I don’t think I ever want to, either! Good idea to keep your distance. Much love, The Scottie Mom.

  15. And they visit your garden? WOW! I never thought that they would visit a house with two dogs… have they no fear when they hear you barking?

  16. We’ve had them come after the horses before – when we got too close without realizing they were there. Not the nicest of all animals!

    Sam

  17. There are wild pigs here in Aus. They’re feral and they are contributing to the destruction of the environment and habitat loss for native animals. Not good. Naughty piggies!

  18. Boy oh boy oh boy …… they don’t look friendly. I’d take my cue from you Kyla and sit watching them from behind the safety of the door. I’d tried and look aggressive ‘n all to keep up the scottie reputation though!

  19. OH MY DAWGNESS! This is too much. First the vacula, now the pigs. You guys need me to protect you. From this viciousness. I’ll be there. After my beans. And my nap. And my afternoon snack. Gotta get my strength up!

  20. bet they taste good with BBQ sauce…:-)

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