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Post  duhh 2/9/2012, 4:39 pm

Was getting ready for work when I heard something at the kennels.. apparently someone was somewhere he wasn't supposed to be. Luckily he was not hurt, even after getting caught on the kennel. This trellis net was only on some small pea plants. He also took out a nice bell plant, but it can be replanted. Had to cut him out of the netting. poor guy.



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Post  LaborDay RN 2/9/2012, 4:47 pm

Oh my...poor baby! Good thing you were home to find him. He looks so guilty in that second pic! I bet that's the last time he messes with trellis net! lol
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Post  wncsohn 2/9/2012, 4:49 pm

OMG How Adorable! Poor fella musta gotten confuzed. Is he yours?
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Post  llama momma 2/9/2012, 4:54 pm

I see a little brown tail in the second picture, bet "Brown Tail" put him up to it Twisted Evil
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Post  duhh 2/9/2012, 4:57 pm

That's my Bam Bam, he's just a big ol' puppy. I was so happy I was home, I woiuld have died if I would have come home after a long shift to find him all wrapped up!

Llamma momma: I wouldn't put it past her, she was having fun messing with him while I was trying to cut him out.
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Post  sfg4uKim 2/9/2012, 5:05 pm

Aaawww.

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Post  Bella232 2/9/2012, 5:16 pm

Now you know that trellis netting will keep out certain kinds of pests!
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Post  EatYourVeggies 2/9/2012, 5:42 pm

Nice catch duhh and good thing you were home. A few hours wrapped in that netting could have caused some serious limb damage or fatal injuries. While it deterred your puppy, you may want to consider heavier netting for the elusive grey ghost, aka: Javelina. Very Happy

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Post  newstart 2/9/2012, 5:46 pm

is she feeding the javalinas. I have heard they can be quite mean
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Post  EatYourVeggies 2/9/2012, 5:55 pm

@newstart wrote:is she feeding the javalinas. I have heard they can be quite mean

She's trying not to feed them, she's trying to avoid it, but its almost pointless. I lived in Tucson for nearly thirty years and they will go where they want. They're generally scared of humans, but will become quite agressive over time if people feed them, losing their fear. I had worked on a 70 acre health resort and the gardeners used to put down 50lb bags of cayenne pepper to discourage them. The next day, all the plants would still be up-rooted. Shocked They're also near blind, but do quite well defending themselves and their young. Here's another video that shows "minor" agression among themselves.

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Post  llama momma 2/9/2012, 6:08 pm

Wowwww, never heard of them or saw one in my life. And I'm old Smile Interesting. I wouldn't want them around here. But I've been told within 20 miles of here are wild boar. Yuck.
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Post  sfg4uKim 2/9/2012, 6:12 pm

We had to contend with wild boar on the outskirts of Berlin. Thankfully the Embassy had VERY GOOD fencing around our back yards, but they sure tore up our front lawns looking for goodies.

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Post  newstart 2/9/2012, 6:32 pm

we have huge problem here in houston teaxs with wild pigs/boars that will get into everything and are very very aggresive at times
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Post  EatYourVeggies 2/9/2012, 6:37 pm

@llama momma wrote:Wowwww, never heard of them or saw one in my life. And I'm old Smile Interesting. I wouldn't want them around here. But I've been told within 20 miles of here are wild boar. Yuck.

The Javelina's range in the US, is only Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. They came up originally through Brazil, into, and throughout Mexico before settling onto those three US states. They love the heat as their bristles (hair) are hollow and they don't care much for cold. They are nothing like a feral hog, which are in several states and extending their range all the time. Also, unlike a feral hog or "wild boar", a really huge Javelina would be in the 60-70 pound range and rare. Feral Hogs on the other hand, can get into the 300-400 and larger category, but not often. Feral Hogs are also considered much better tasting as Javelina have a musk gland on their back which smells kind of "skunky", like the meat tastes. They make great sausage and other meat dishes, but its an acquired taste for sure.
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Post  HieronRemade 2/9/2012, 6:38 pm

I had a little garter snake get all tangled up in some deer cover I was using to protect my herbs etc. this past Fall. Poor thing tried so hard to get out that it was cut from the stuff! It took me 5 minutes to cut it out without hurting it more, and it was so cold (I assume it must have been stuck over night) that it stayed cool as a cucumber (no pun intended Razz) in my hand for probably 10 minutes until deciding it'd had enough and bit me, lol.
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino 2/9/2012, 9:41 pm

Years ago, I had a Texas friend with a horse farm, and who had quite a collection of animals 'cause she couldn't bear for them not to have a home. One day, someone brought her a tiny javalina piglet. Of course, she took it in, and it became the special friend of one of the daughters, even slept in her human's bed. They are smart little creatures. When I met Souffle, she was living in the horse arena with her best friend, a Tennessee wooden legged goat. On the gate of the farm was a large sign: "Beware Watch Pig." Everone coming into the horse arena was cautioned not to appear afraid, because that would set Souffle off and she'd chase you, tusks clackiing. However, if she thought you were okay, she'd let you scratch her back....and your fingers would come back black like you'd run them through some tarry substance. I never noticed a musky odor, but she sure had a funny "sweat" in her coarse hair. BTW, she was indeed a great watch pig! Nonna
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Post  ksbmom 2/10/2012, 9:05 am

I lived in Arizona for 30 years and we used to go out to our friends' house and sit on their back patio and throw watermelon rinds to the javelina. That was back when not too many people lived out in that area. Once, on a trail ride, we found a baby javelina whose mother had abandoned it - it rode in my husband's jacket all the way back to the ranch, where our friend's family took it in and it became a pet. It was soooooo cute! I don't have anything that exotic here in Florida- just raccoons and possums and the odd coral snake..... Mad
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