Odd animals: Javelina

@FayeHazel (18475)
United States
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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@saritflor (4055)
• Israel
10 Jun
I guess there are plenty of animals I never knew they were even exist thanks for sharing this, how interesting.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Jun
It's always amazing to me to find a new animal you didn't know about before
@saritflor (4055)
• Israel
23 Jun
@FayeHazel yes also for me, and I think we only know 1% of all the animals actually living here no?
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
26 Jun
@saritflor I would tend to agree. Just today I read online that 90% of the animals that live in Madagascar, only live there and no where else
@mlgen1037 (29643)
• Manila, Philippines
10 Jun
Hi Faye. This is the first time I have heard of those animals. They look interesting for me.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Jun
They're sort of cute.... sort of.... lol
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@mlgen1037 (29643)
• Manila, Philippines
23 Jun
@FayeHazel hahaha. They are unique.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
26 Jun
@mlgen1037 We'll take "unique" lol
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@JudyEv (125842)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jun
I hadn't heard of a javelina either although I'm familiar with the peccary. I'd pick out the 'good' qualities if I were you.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Jun
Ah yes, it has made me pay more attention to how I smell
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@Corbin5 (109339)
• United States
10 Jun
I have never heard of a Javelina. Sounds like an interesting critter.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Jun
Unique little desert pig
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@moffittjc (43988)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Jun
I've never heard of this animal, but apparently it's pretty common in Arizona. Maybe I've never heard of it because I live in Florida! lol
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Jun
Lol, to be honest I don't know what I would think of little wild hogs running around
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@moffittjc (43988)
• Gainesville, Florida
24 Jun
@FayeHazel We have a lot of feral hogs in Florida, their populations are expanding exponentially it seems. They do a lot of damage to the environment, since they uproot just about anything in their way!
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
26 Jun
@moffittjc Oh wow. I didn't know wild hogs were a thing in Florida. That is surprising. Does sound like they could be destructive
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
17 Jun
In picking out your similarities to the Javelina you might want to go easy on the sweat glands
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Jun
lol! Ah yes, it has made me pay more attention to how I smell, I admit lol
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@dgobucks226 (12677)
23 Jun
@FayeHazel A very unique post there Faye, lol.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
26 Jun
@dgobucks226 lol! Usually my crime is wearing too much perfume
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@just4him (120066)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Jun
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.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Jun
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
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@just4him (120066)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Jun
@FayeHazel It is very important.
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@Courtlynn (66550)
• United States
10 Jun
I'm not sure that's a good thing, either.. But this was interesting!
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Jun
Lol! My feelings exactly. At least I learned a little about these interesting animals
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@Courtlynn (66550)
• United States
22 Jun
@FayeHazel yeah. Lol
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@porwest (5881)
• United States
13 Jun
Interesting animal, but yes. Not sure how I might receive the comparison.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Jun
lol, indeed. "Smelly desert pig" hmmmmmm
@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Jun
I'm coming over to smell your back! Yes, I've heard about them.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Jun
Ah yes! And if I do stink - please put some perfume on me lol
• Germany
12 Jun
never heard of it but there are many animals that we don't know about. Did you know the Dumbo Octopus, no not a joke.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Jun
Oh wow! That is quite the critter right there. Never did hear of the Dumbo Octopus, but it's sort of a cute little thing. Reminds me of this puffer fish a little. Photo: Pixabay
@TRBRocks420 (79384)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Jun
Very interesting about them and, thanks for sharing.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Jun
Nice to discover new things
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@UncleJoe (10258)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
10 Jun
Well, that's certainly a lot better than some of the animals I'VE been compared to.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Jun
Lol. Oh oh. What are some of those I wonder. lol
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@amadeo (67585)
• United States
10 Jun
I also have not heard of this. thank you for sharing/
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Jun
NEw to me too :-)
@andriaperry (53076)
• United States
10 Jun
They look like the wild hogs here.
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
22 Jun
Oh cool - where abouts are you located?