Sunday, February 1, 2009

Javelinas Gone Wild

I am not a fan of the Javelina! They are hairy pig-like creatures from hell... (pronounciation: have-uh-leen-uh or you can just call them your favorite curse word)

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See those lovely spikes coming out of this stupid jerk's mouth? Those are TEETH! These devil's spawn are nasty business, and in case you haven't heard...I AM NOT A FAN!!!!

Now, just so you know, I love most creatures great and small...except for javelinas, scorpions, tarantulas and rattlesnakes...which sucks for me because I live smack dab in the middle of the desert. (Listen Javelinas, the Coyotes visit every day and they don't bother a thing. Why can't you take a cue from them and start showing a little respect when you come by for some prickly pear? Even the bobcat just hangs out in the back catching some rays without raising a ruckus.) I have tried to tolerate these creatures just for the sake of having to share ecological digs. But over the last few weeks, the javelinas have been wreaking flippin' havoc at my casa and I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT! I went outside yesterday morning to water my beautiful geraniums and clover. This is what greeted me..(cue the horror music)

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WHAT?!! What happened to my beautiful lush geranium and clover combo? Where were my little green and red friends? They were in some idiot javelina's stomach as appetizers, that's where! I know this because they've been caught in the act before! These little devils took down my other potted geranium 2 weeks ago. They also assaulted my grapevine snowman (oh, wait that was the monster that Cat murdered and buried in the back yard...sorry javelinas..) Moving on with my rant...they broke into a bag of trash my son "accidentally" put out front and partied like it was 1999 all over the front yard.

My father, the great javelina "spooker", loves to yell at them...this usually takes place at about 1:00 am...much to my neighbor's delight, I'm sure...but hey, it scares the heck out of these pig-like dummies and they usually scurry off. (You should see the fit of giggles this activity gives my dad...lol!)

What to do? Hmmm..I guess it's time to fence in the courtyard out front lest my unsuspecting children and I become their next victims. (well, it's more like they will become our victims...Cat will probably go all sorts of kung fu on their be-hinds and Connor will probably fashion a weapon out of the pool skimmer pole...)

Do not be fooled if you ever see these guys...



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This is why...

1) Real javelinas don't carry parasols, wear western clothes and sing cowboy songs around the campfire

2) Their teeth are much bigger and sharper

3) They're usually on all fours...if you see them standing upright, you better run like hell!


p.s. Please don't be a hater and think I am an evil person for my disgust of the javelina...at least I don't super stomp them the way I do the scorpions... hey, you would too if it were about to poison one of your children or pets!!

p.s.s. Yes, I know javelinas are not pigs, but peccaries. They are not the razorbacks you see in other parts of the US. However, they are stinky (literally, you can usually smell them before you see them) and can at times be very aggressive toward humans and their pets. They brought on my wrath with their rotten treatment of my pretty little geraniums and by strangling my grapevine snowman with his bandana (oh right...that was the monster...or was it?????)! Stinkin' Freaks! (and don't worry about our new baby, Gordie. When he's not attached to my parents hips, he is safely ensconced in our walled-in backyard. No desert creature will get him....ever...cause that would incite a major riot of epic proportions...)

p.s.s.s. I will be much calmer for tomorrow's post...lol!

16 comments:

Shalee- Be Speechless said...

yuck those look creepy!!!

When I lived in Florida we had wild boars... those are nasty too. Scare the poo out of ya too!

Kristina P. said...

I didn't even know those actually existed! I've heard of them, but I sort of thought they were mythical creatures, like El Chupacabra. Hate away.

Melissa said...

Oh my, I would be upset too. Those look freaky and would scare the crap out of me.

Me said...

I thought dealing with the my neighbors cat peeing in my bleeding hearts and the dog that yaps at said cat was miserable! I think not. My pests are nothing compared to your hairy pigs! And Scorpians! I would buy the first ticket out of that place! Eeek!

Debateur said...

Can't say I'd be too crazy to see one of those things either

pam said...

You just made me appreciate my little piece of the world a little more!!

I would take skunks in the shed and raccoons any day of the week over your pests.:)

I am still going to meet you some day, my dear friend...maybe at a half way point!!:)

Michele said...

Looks like something out of a nightmare!

Nerdy Jess said...

Thats some creepy shit right there. I'd crap my pants if I saw that. Yikes.

blueviolet said...

They had something similar wreaking havoc in my parents' neighborhood in Florida. They were using those stupid tusk things to dig up the turf to eat the grubs. It was such a mess everywhere!

mary-catherine said...

Ewww! creepy...and I thought I had it bad with my ginormous Hawaiian jungle beetles and a house full of geckos...I don't guess I'll be taking my little Geico-er geckos for granted anymore.

Debbie said...

I didn't know they existed, have never seen one, yet still can work up a hatred for them. What ugly creatures.

LORI said...

I REALLY LOVE THE BOOK, I USED TO READ IT ALL THE TIME IN FEB. WHEN WE DID OUR UNIT OF AZ IN MY 2ND GRADE CLASSROOM! I CAN'T BELIEVE THOSE BOOBS MADE OFF WITH YOUR LOVELY FLOWERS. IF I SEE THEM, I'LL TRIP THEM AND MAKE IT LOOK LIKE AN ACCIDENT....

Marie Reed said...

I am totally freaked out by those razor sharp teeth! Eeeek! Rant away lady!

Lori said...

oh my!!! i will never complain about living in the snow belt again {or i will try not to anyway}...it seems to me that it is much preferable to living amongst these hairy beasts...that is one scary mouth they have...YIKES!!!

Tracy said...

I'm pretty sure I'd shart. Right then and there. No questions asked... shart. Seeing that thing would cause some serious panic-attack issues!
I say carry a sling shot! A little Bart Simpson-esq... yes. But a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

Dapoppins said...

Isn't that cute? You have wild animals at your house! What a positive (cough) experience (cough, cough) that must be for the kidlets.


Hey I have that little javelina book. They sure are cute!


Well, at least you don't have raccoons or possum. I bet you that raccoons are way smarter than javelina's.

But I don't have to deal with those wild creatures either.

We do have damsel fly larva. And those are gross.

But nothing on four legs.

How is it that your rants are so funny?

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