What's the best way to scare away Javalina?

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What's the best way to scare away Javalina?

For years at my house my dad has had problems with getting the Javalina (Wild Hairy pigs for you non desert rats) to stay out of our property, but generally banging on our metal shed has scared them off (Except the time they got in the rose bed *lol*). Recently though, our eighty-something year old neighbor (No exaggeration) has gotten a dog because she was told having a reason to walk would get her walking more and be healthier... though the one coyote in our area became four recently and Javalina's have been harder to get away. Just tonight My father and I helped her keep her dog from attempting to take on 7 Javalinas that had gotten into her yard... he's a really short dog that couldn't take on one *lol*. She was smart enough to get the dog away and bang on her metal door, but the dumb pigs aren't as scared at the sounds as they used to be.

So back to my point, any ideas what we could do better to keep the Javalinas (And Coyotes for that matter) away from our area? (Besides the obvious Coyote's want to eat dog meat, and our neighbor is going to be fixing the gates to not let the dog get out of the yard, and she promises to try harder to keep the gates closed --- Getting rid of the dog would probably fix the problem, though that's not really an answer)

Lol sorry it's so long.

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Get a shotgun and blow them to hell :O Num Num Pork Biggrin

If that's not really your taste though, try getting a REALLY BIG dog. Running walkers (they're like tall beagles) will run them off. Or get a whole pack of them and they can go pig hunting.

Another option is some type of poisoning. I'd recommend feeding them something soaked in antifreeze, just make sure your other neighborhood pets can't get to it. Antifreeze smells sweet so most anything will eat it.

The same 3 options above apply for the coyotes too. My favorite is option 1.

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Before you opt to do anything, what does the local law enforcement say? Are you allowed to poison or shoot them? If they say no, what option do they give you and do they assist with that option. They may assist is capturing and removing the animals as they are destructive and well a threat to some, like your neighbor.

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Call the police and let them shoot the pigs Wink

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I did some googling and it said Javelinas eat/kill dogs and cats...
and more info from google..

Javalinas are members of the peccary family, a group of hoofed mammals, not pigs as some people may think.

They have very poor eyesight, and may appear to be charging when actually trying to escape.

Groups of javalinas can attack and kill humans.

They have a keen sense of smell and they eat primarily plants, including cacti, succulent plants, bulbs, tubers, beans and seeds; sometimes eat insects, garbage and grubs.

However, people should NEVER feed javelina; Javelina occasionally bite humans. Javelina can inflict a serious wound. Defensive javelina behavior may include charging, teeth clacking, or a barking, growling sound. Javelina may act defensively when cornered, to protect their young, or when they hear or smell a dog. Dogs and coyotes are natural predators of javelina, and they can seriously hurt or kill each other. Javelina around your home may inadvertently attract mountain lions as well, because javelina are mountain lion prey.

What Attracts Them?
Javelina usually visit homes to find food, water or shelter.

Food for javelina can include lush vegetation and many flowers and succulent plants that people place around their homes. Birdseed, table scraps and garbage can also attract javelina.

Water can be provided through chewing on an irrigation hose or by drinking from a pool or other water source around a home. Javelina will also dig and roll in moist soil during summer days to keep cool.

Shelter can take the form of a porch, an area under a mobile home, a crawlspace beneath a house, or any other cave-like area. Javelina will seek shade during summer days and warmth during the winter, if these areas are not properly secured.

To discourage a javelina, immediately:

Scare off animals by making loud noises (bang pots, yell, stomp on the floor, etc.), throwing small rocks in their direction, or spraying with water from a garden hose or large squirt gun filled with diluted ammonia (10% ammonia and 90% water). Use Fencing.

If you see javelina while walking your dog, avoid going near the javelina and quickly take your dog in a different direction.

Possible Health Concerns
Rabies, Distemper, Salmonella

Hope that summary helped. But first call animal control and hear their humane suggestions.

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*laugh* that is so funny, a vacumn maybe lol!
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Pip wrote:
^HEARTLESS ;_;
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So I've been told *unsure*

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garden hose or large squirt gun filled with diluted ammonia (10% ammonia and 90% water)
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There's an idea I haven't tried yet... also with the shooting javalina and coyotes I have no idea if it's legal, though I do think they are hanging around because of that stupid dog.

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