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If it's the same treatment as for humans, all rattlesnake bites are treated with the same antivenin.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.
Here's some info from AZ Game & Fish http://www.azgfd.gov/w_c/urban_javelina.shtmlwandering_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.
Yup! We're pretty excited to be moving to the area, and plan on exploring it extensively. We love hiking and are really looking forward to taking our dogs out on the trails. I'm hoping that by arriving in January we'll be able to acclimate ourselves to the summer temps by the time they climb into the 100's. The way I've been preparing myself mentally is to compare it to life in Alaska, just the opposite: perfect weather for outdoor recreation 7-8 months out of the year, followed by 2-3 months in the winter (summer for AZ) when you have to be extra careful/prepared when venturing outside.You say you will be living at Montezumas well? Ranger?
What's your source?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://javelinahunter.com/are_they_pigs.htmhttp://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.