Collared Peccary or Javelina is a hoofed mammal with course brown speckled hair, a pig-like nose, short legs, and long sharp canine teeth. The resemble pigs or boars, but they are not. Javelina’s are there own family called Tayassuidae. They usually travel in groups of ten or less. They can be seen in the deserts of the southwest of the U.S., south into Mexico, Central and South America. They are found in desert washes, saguaro and palo verde forests, oak woodlands, and grasslands with mixed shrubs and cacti. I saw this one at Sedona Wetlands Preserve in northern Arizona.


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