I have a bunch of javelina stories, most happier than this one, but listen, I suspect you have stories too. I’ve noticed that if you mention collared peccaries at a gathering of friends you’d better be prepared for peccary stories galore. And if you listen carefully you’ll realize that you’re hearing the oral natural history of this marvelous, sometimes “pesky” native critter. The stories speak to its adaptability to different habitats, from urban, to rural, to very wild. Habitats that can range quite a bit in elevation and topography. They are marvelous creatures.
The photo was taken at Fort Bowie National Monument. There was a small herd walking around. I was surprised that they didn’t go into the visitor center.