Saturday, August 22, 2009

Javelina

First, let me apologize for the quality of this picture, but I couldn’t resist posting this photo of a real javelina after yesterday’s art subject. The fact is, I just saw this little guy Thursday night on my way to dinner.

Let me explain. Thursday I arrived at The Boulder’s Resort in Carefree Arizona, a small community just north of Scottsdale to attend a work related meeting. I was on my way to dinner that evening when we spotted a group of javelina grazing on the edge of the golf course. All I had with me at the time was my little point and shoot camera and I’m afraid that in the low light, it was having a hard time determining where to focus. Too top that off, I was really excited to see my first javelina in the wild!

The Boulder’s Resort is an amazing place. I’ll post a few more photos from my stay there over the next few days.

10 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Wow, I've never seen one, nor had I ever heard the name. From a distance it looks a little like a boar.

Abraham Lincoln said...

We had friends from Tucson, Arizona here yesterday and we were just talking about the Javelinas. And how they used to be everywhere there and she told us they still are. LOL

I have the issue of "breast feeding" on my main blog today Pick a Peck of Pixels

Memphis MOJO said...

I'm like ceidequimper -- never heard of one before, but I'm glad you had your camera with you.

A point-and-shoot, don't leave home without one.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

way cool. they are a bit mean though!

Jarart said...

That's fun, an artsy one and a real one. You were lucky to see it.

Mary Helen said...

My husband talks about the Texas wild hogs all the time, I hope you didn't get too close!

JM said...

So today we have a real one! How cool! :-)

Brenda's Arizona said...

Great follow on to the piece of 'art' from the posting before!

tomaq said...

Great catch! I actually saw one in the wild, years ago.

Ackworth born said...

Never heard of a javelina before so great you managed to capture one.