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n. pl. javelina or ja·ve·li·nas

[Alteration of Spanish jabalina, feminine of jabalí, jabalín, wild boar, from Arabic (ḫinzīr) jabalī, mountain (swine), from jabal, mountain; see gbl in Semitic roots.]
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(Animals) a collared peccary, Tayassu tajacu
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(ˈpɛk ə ri)

n., pl. -ries, (esp. collectively) -ry.
either of two piglike mammals constituting the New World family Tayassuidae, esp. Tayassu tajacu, ( collared peccary or javelina), having a dark gray coat with a white collar.
[1605–15; < Carib]
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Noun1.javelina - dark grey peccary with an indistinct white collarjavelina - dark grey peccary with an indistinct white collar; of semi desert areas of Mexico and southwestern United States
musk hog, peccary - nocturnal gregarious pig-like wild animals of North America and South America
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Owls, coyotes, javelina, and bobcats have all been known to pose a potential threat to our dogs and cats," she said "And in this case, even with the foster mom standing just feet away, terrible accidents can and do happen."
Also on the table: the monster pig Tim had killed after Titu said we could surely get a "javelina." We of course expected a 30-pound collared peccary when we set out on that hunt, a Texas-sized javelina, and so gasped when we spotted that big razorback lounging on the river bank, the Argentine "javelina." By the time we hiked the carcass out, I wished it had been stateside javelina-sized.
When I handle this special rig I imagine Andy camping in the Arizona desert while hunting for that trophy javelina.
The first was last December when I hunted whitetails, feral hogs, javelina, and raccoons in Zavala County, Texas, with C-T Outfitters on a ranch of about 80,000 acres that is literally crawling with thousands of deer, including many 8- and 10-point trophy bucks, lots of feral hogs, plump Rio Grande turkeys, and the little native javelina.
I spent years hunting in javelina country (Arizona) and wolf country (Wisconsin).
With the Anvil fully loaded with the SBR 140-grain ARX ammunition, it was off to the field for the last days of Arizona javelina season.
Two whitetails fell to my Satori but I wanted to add another species with the light bow, and since I had drawn a javelina tag in Arizona, I decided to head down there this past February hoping to score.
Javelina are often taken as an addition during deer hunts in this region, but pre- and post-deer season javelina hunts are a fun option.
If you can shoot, you can defend yourself against dangerous animals (javelina and coyote wander our rural Arizona neighborhood, while mountain lion and bear frequent some of our favorite hiking trails) and malicious assailants (if he runs into a gang of tax collectors, is he supposed to beat them with his shoe?).
A: Sierra was 3 months old when we took her on a javelina and ibex hunt in the southern part of New Mexico.
Over 25% of the photos with identifiable animals came from location H9, including 70% of the detections of javelina (Pecari tajacu) and 50% of the detections of deer (Odocoileus virginianus and Odocoileus hemionus).