Morning Stroll

This morning I was out with my macro lens, trying to capture the early morning light on the flowers when I became aware of some movement across the street.

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It was a javelina!

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He seemed on a mission and continued up the hill and up the driveway of our neighbor’s house, where I lost sight of him.

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We have lived here almost three years and, although herds of javelinas can be seen throughout Prescott, especially in early evening, we had never seen a javelina in our neighborhood until today. I know from neighbors that they are around, but they seem to avoid my camera. In fact, last month something rooted up all our bulbs in the front flower bed- and damaged some of the drip system. And now I have a potential suspect!

Unfortunately, my 80mm macro lens was on the camera, so I wasn’t able to zoom in on our visitor. The first two photos are cropped.

FYI, javelinas are collared peccaries, not boars or pigs.  They are usually in small herds or family groups and can be aggressive.

And they sound like this! http://www.desertmuseum.org/books/audio/javlina_medley.mp3

 

2 responses

  1. Susan

    You are getting soooo brave Melinda!!!!!! :)!

    May 15, 2016 at 9:06 am

  2. OH that is so awesome Melinda! We just got back to Canada from Arizona and the whole time we were on the lookout for a glimpse of these guys! Yay for you – great captures!

    May 15, 2016 at 7:08 pm

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