On the Other Side of the Fence

Jairy (Hairy), our friendly javelina, has recently begun to make himself at home on the other side of our electric fence…

Almost every evening, while we sit on the porch, we see him (or I should say smell him), sitting in his favorite spot.  About 30 feet off the porch, under the quail feeder, like he’s part of the family.

We’ll usually wander over to say hi and have a drink with him! Our dogs will sometimes join us for our evening rendezvous. They are curious, but they know to keep quiet and keep their distance.

‘Evening Rondi-vous’

Yesterday morning, I let the dogs out to do their business. While I waited for Baily to wind things up, I was startled to see Jairy, (on our side of the fence) standing about 4 feet away, watching Baily poop! Totally oblivious, Baily waddled back into the house, and I stayed out to see what kind of ‘javoc’ Jairy might create in the yard.

Not surprisingly, his first stop was the birdseed bin. Jairy attempted to nose the lid off, but was unsuccessful.

Next stop…

Delighted to de-leaf a tasty plant…Bad Jairy!

But, before he could totally demolish and polish it off…he sniffed out a tasty quail block.

Mmmmmmmmm! Delectable!…..and satisfying.

Finally, Jairy went back through the fence (BTW, the electricity was not turned on).

With a big grin and full belly, Jairy went on his merry way, to have-a-lina, heated and hair-raising day!

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Jairy’s Javalina H(J)appy H(J)our

Jairy brought a couple of buddies by for happy hour tonight!

It quickly turned into a pig party!

Some laughs….

Some friendly butt rubs…

Some ‘drunken with happiness’ moments…

All play and no work, makes Jairy a happy boy!!

A Jairy Javalina Tale

Tonight one of our Javalina buddies stopped by to say hi. It’s illegal to feed them, but it’s hard to resist their pleading little beady eyes, dancing snout and permanent smile. The Javalina are so ugly, they’re cute! This guy is a regular visitor. We call him Jairy- (The J is pronounced H, as in Javalina)….

On his frequent visits, Jairy usually finds time to take a quick nap!

Sometimes we get the entire family. There’s about 5 in a group that come around fairly often. This guy is a loner. Maybe because the males separate from the group when it’s mating season…but honestly, I don’t know for sure. What I do know, is they stink! I mean really, really stink….like skunk! We love them anyway!

However, on a sad and serious note, we believe that someone in our neighborhood is setting down traps to keep them away. We’ve noticed more than a couple that seem to have injured feet. We also had a bloody trail crossing our driveway in the front. We know that the Javalinas can be a pain in the neck. They’ve caused lots of damage in Todd’s Backyard, but we solved the problem by putting up an electric fence…not ideal, but effective! It’s doesn’t seem to have hurt their feelings what so ever!