ferragus (ferragus) wrote,

Wild in the Streets - Part 1

Ahh the joys of winter, I go in before the sun is up and it's usually down or setting when I get off at night.

Yesterday morning, I'm backing out of my garage, when I notice someone standing in the street behind me. Now I'm at the edge of town, up by some nice mountains/hills (I really need to find out what they are called), so it's probably not just some random homeless guy, more likely a neighbor or maybe some bad person?

So I sit there a second deciding what to do when the person notices me and moves out of the way. (This has been a test of the emergency brain function system, had this been an actual emergency, you'd be dead by now, sorry, you lose)

Upon backing the rest of the way out of the garage, I see there's a car parked just up the street from me in the cul-de-sac, with it's lights on.

Curiouser and curiouser.

Looking down my street, I see the remains of a Jack-O-Lantern and two shapes sniffing it. "Someone's let their dogs out loose" I think with mild annoyance.

Boy those are ugly dogs, in fact they're not dogs at all.

They're Javelinas! Chowing down on the dead Jack!

Pretty cool!

I drove towards them slowly and they calmly moved aside, then returned after the other car (which I guess was trapped) and I passed. As I left for work, I noticed that there were several more checking out the yards of  my neighbors. Looks like there's a good sized herd (passel?) of them in the area.

Of course the downside of that is if I corner one by accident, I run the risk of being tore up pretty good by they're tusks. Still it's neat to see the local fauna.
Tags: fauna

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