Gigi Goldstein’s photographs of the javelinas fighting over the birdseed were great. But why was there that much seed on the ground?
I know that some neighborhoods in Gold Canyon purposely entice wild animals into their area so all the neighbors can delight in their antics.
Having worked with wildlife in another state for 10 years, I know how dangerous they can be. And, habituating them to being used to humans can end up being their death sentence when the animals get too familiar, injure a human or their pets. Or one of the neighbors does not like living in a javelina haven.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department discourages such enticing activities. Please let the animals of our state be wild and not dependent on humans for food nor to provide entertainment.
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