Peccary Photos from the Yucatan

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McRoberts was studying ocellated turkeys for six months, but his trail cameras also captured photos of these peccaries.
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Peccaries, also know as javelinas, are found in the Southwest U.S. and throughout Central and South America.
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While peccaries look like pigs, they are not the same as wild hogs which were brought to the U.S. by European settlers. Peccaries are a native species.
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A full-grown adult peccary weighs between 44 and 88 pounds.
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Peccaries eat roots, grass, seeds, fruit and even small animals. They have short, straight tusks that they use to defend themselves against predators.
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Peccaries are fairly aggressive. Several people have been attacked and even killed by Peccaries in Bolivia.
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They are known to travel in herds, with as many as 100 animals grouping up.
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Peccaries have a distinct odor, and have been nicknamed the skunk pig.
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There are four different species of peccary: the collared peccary, the white-lipped peccary, the Chacoan peccary and the Giant Peccary.
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Peccary also make great game animals. Here’s editor John Taranto with two peccaries he shot in Texas.
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John got a first hand look at just how nasty a peccary’s tusks are.
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