As the thin layer of snow melted away, we were surprised to see a herd of about six javelina out seeking acorns during the day – very unusual. They usually appear just about the time it gets darkish, so they are hard to photograph. This was a great opportunity to grab a few shots.
This baby skittered across our back yard; that’s his mama up at the top of the photo by the agave. They took off out into the open area behind our house, whilst the other four went around to the front of the house to check the ground around the front yard oak tree for acorns.
Bonanza! They apparently found what they wanted because they snurfed (technical term!) up acorns for about 15 minutes. There was still a little snow on the ground, and some had melted in the driveway of the house next door, so there was a little water for them, too.
Tomorrow I’ll post a couple of close up pictures of them to show the tiny little feet that hold up that massive body.