Javelina herd in our front yard. 3 houses on our street had their garbage cans knocked over by a herd of javelina last night and the contents strewn about. About 4 or 5 years ago this herd learned to do this, it never happened here before.
I had my trail camera pointed into our front yard and got some shots of the herd. The garbage cans are out of the frame.
Our new pack member Shady is starting to show some guarding behaviors. Here she is looking out the front security door. Last night she was doing this, and she suddenly jumped up and ran and hid in the bedroom. Not exactly a ferocious guard dog 😦
We looked outside and saw a herd of javelina strolling towards the creek. We think at least one of them was on the porch (nothing new) and Shady went nose to nose with it through the steel mesh on the security door.
Javelina have tusks and sharp teeth, they can do real damage to a dog in a fight. So it’s good that Shady backed down after seeing the javelina. It’s possible she had dealings with them in her past. A few deep barks as she moved away from the door would have been nice though.