Sunday, December 19, 2010


So our friends have invited us to a party and asked that everyone bring a joke gift.

Since in the desert, we live with marauding javelins*, I decided to make a Javelina Repellant Jar.

(Small jar with a rock inside)

Disclaimer: I never throw rocks at Javelinas. I just watch them while my Schnauzer becomes hysterical.

*Small, pig-like wild peccaries, native to the desert.

They aren't really bad, just busy running in herds and foraging for food. If stressed or excited, they exude a skunk-like odor.

They are protected in Arizona and can become a hazard to humans if cornered or feel threatened. They are very protective of their young.

Males are equipped with sharp tusks.

I respect Javelinas.

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