Odd animals: Javelina
By Faye Hazel
June 10, 2018 12:08pm CST
Did you know about a Javelina? I didn't until yesterday. I had went to an art fair - and someone who is an intuitive suggested that I shared qualities with the Javelina. I had no idea what it is, so I looked it up. While I don't know how I like being compared to a Javelina - I did discover some interesting facts about this odd critter. One could describe it's appearance as a cute, small pig. Though it isn't in the same family as the common pig. It's in the family called Peccary. *I don't know what that is, either* Javelinas are also called "Skunk Pig" - as they smell strong due to scent glands on their backs. So none of this is too flattering - however - Javelina are active at night, prefer hot climates, scrounge around for food, and generally peaceful - unless threatened. Well - those things seem to fit me well, except I scrounge at thrift stores and garage sales and not dumpsters. So, I don't know if I share too much in common with the Javelina - I don't know what the "energy intuitive" meant by it all. But - it lead me to learning more about an animal I didn't know exists. Some information verified at Wikipedia and the article from Arizona Leisure listed below :
Javelina aren't wild pigs but are actually members of the 'peccary' family that originated in South America. Javelina have become accustomed to being in close proximity to humans and will generally ignore people.
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• Green Bay, Wisconsin
They sound like a very interesting animal. I hadn't heard of it before either, though I did find this statement from the article interesting, and could even be applied to me. They have become accustomed to being in close proximity to humans and will generally ignore people. If you try and approach them. they will simply leave the area, but if provoked and threatened they've been known to defend themselves with their long, sharp tusks. I tend to ignore people and leave if there are a lot of people, especially people I don't know or have anything in common with. As for being threatened, I can defend myself, though it's usually verbally.
• United States
It was a fun way to learn of a new animal... if nothing else. I can relate to how you feel. Normally I'm ok as long as I don't need to talk to lots of people ... too many, easily overwhelming. I like that bit about defending yourself. Important skill