wandering_tattler wrote: I don't remember if you need to have the a-v specific to the species of snake that did the biting or not.
wandering_tattler wrote:What about javelinas? Do they get as far north as the Verde Valley?
Javelina are common in much of central and southern Arizona, including the outskirts of the Phoenix area, most of Tucson, and occasionally as far north as Flagstaff.
You say you will be living at Montezumas well? Ranger?
Sheepdog wrote:The critters you remember from Old Yeller were wild hogs or boars; not javelina, which are actually rodents.
Yahoo Member wrote:Its in the family Artiodactyla, the same family as pigs. Javelinas have big tusks and hooves, which are not characteristics of rodents. There is the agouti, which is a rodent that has some similarities in appearance to javelinas.
Yahoo Member wrote:They are in the pig family, but are not of the same species. There are 3 species of javelina or peccary all from the New World. The escaped pigs from the Old World are known as razorbacks and get much larger (some near 1000 lbs.). Javelinas can get to about 90 lbs.
Yahoo Member wrote:A javelina, also known as a peccary, is not a rodent. It is in a
family closely related to pigs and looks very much like a pig,
but is somewhat different. There are two kinds, the collared
and the white-lipped, both occurring in the New World, from
southwestern United States to South America. They are, if
I remember correctly, in the family Tayassuidae, while true
pigs are family Suidae.
http://www.animalcorner.co.uk/wildlife/javelina.html wrote:A fourth species, the Giant Peccary (Pecari maximus) was recently discovered in the Brazilian Amazon. Peccaries are similar to domestic pigs only they cannot be tamed due to their aggressive nature and are likely to cause injury or kill humans. The word javelina is a Spanish word meaning 'javelin' or 'spear' as they have razor sharp tusks. Peccaries are not members of the rodent family or the pig family.
big_load wrote:wild hogs are often more aggressive
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