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Pecari tajacu


Small, pig-like mammal with brown fur. There is a faint collar around the neck, which is how they get their name 'collared peccary'. Their fur stands up when they are frightened as you can see in the 1st photo (another javelina started chasing it)!


This herd was hanging out on a manicured lawn of a college campus at the edge of town. Not exactly the place you would expect to see these guys, but they were a bit more used to people so I was able to get decent shots finally!

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AshleyT 6 years ago

Thanks everyone!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 6 years ago

Great series! Congratulations.

staccyh 6 years ago

Great photo series!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 6 years ago are now officially a PN Rock Star! Well Done!

Vipul Ramanuj
Vipul Ramanuj 6 years ago

Excellent series Ashley! Congratulations.

triggsturner 6 years ago

Yay! Go Ashley. I knew that third image was a winner. Glad you changed it. Congratulations on your well deserved 1st place. :)

armadeus.4 6 years ago

Congratulations Ashley! Love this winning series :)

Congratulations, Ashley!
Very nice photos!!!!!!

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Congratulations Ashley! This well-timed shot came first in our 2016 Best Photo mission in the Mammals category!

Don't forget to join the 2017 Best Photo mission:

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 7 years ago

I have caught a glimpse of these guys in Central America...but never a chance to get a photo. Well done, Ashley!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Great photos Ashley !

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

DanielePralong 7 years ago

Cutest things! Nice series Ashley.

AshleyT 7 years ago

Ok, moved the 3rd image to the 1st position since y'all keep talking about it! Glad y'all enjoy it :)

armadeus.4 7 years ago

I am lovin' the third shot!!! Wonderful series Ashley! I'm so glad you finally got your shots. Thank you for sharing :)

Beautiful series Ashley,congrats and thanks for sharing

AshleyT 7 years ago

Thank you everyone!

InêsVeloso 7 years ago

love this pictures!

LisaPowers 7 years ago

Excellent series Ashley!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Yep pic 3... and this little piggy is goes...

triggsturner 7 years ago

Great series Ashley. That third image is hysterical! Thanks for sharing them.

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Laredo, Texas, USA

Spotted on Aug 26, 2015
Submitted on Feb 20, 2016

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