3/27-30/12, Davis Mountains State Park, TX

Two posts on this state park. This one is going to focus on the javelinas.

They are the cutest ugly animal ever (IMO).

Javelinas

Javelina

Javelinas

Javelina

Javelina

Javelina

But there is also a story. There are all kinds of birds here. And I decided that I’d put one of my bird feeders out. Had to clean it first, so didn’t do so until the morning of the 28th. And some birds found it pretty quickly. The evening of the 28th, Peaches started growling. I told her to shush. She did. The morning of the 29th, I go out to discover the hook lying on the ground and the bird feeder several feet away, empty. The ground is really hard and I couldn’t get the shepards hook all the way into the ground. But I improvised and took some large, heavy boulders and surrounded the bottom of the hook. I thought it was pretty secure.

Strangely, not only was the hook down, but the boulders were moved. I went over and looked, and there were strange animal tracks (strange to me) and I made the decision that when Peaches had growled, the javelinas must have visited and done this.

Of course, I posted this belief on one of my rv forums and I’m sure many are scratching and shaking their heads wondering where I come up with my wild theories and stories.

This evening, shortly before dark, I was about to go outside … opened my door, and within two feet of me was a single javelina … grabbed by camera …

Javelinas in my site - gathering where the bird feeder was

Javelinas in my site - gathering where the bird feeder was

They gathered in two places – where it had been – and where the bird feeder had been dragged to.

Baby Javelina

Baby Javelina

Making sure they didn't miss any of the bird feed yesterday.

Making sure they didn't miss any of the bird feed yesterday.

It was pure chance that I went to the door just when they were starting to my site. They gathered; they ate; they moved on. Fascinating creatures.