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Thread #164314   Message #3930395
Posted By: pdq
11-Jun-18 - 06:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Varmints
Subject: RE: BS: Varmints
Two of Arizona's interesting game animals are usually called by the wrong names.

The pronghorn is not an antelope. It has horns and not antlers as do the African true antelope.

The collared peccary is related to pigs but is not one. It is found from southern Arizona (and southern Texas) to north of Argentina. The name javelina is one of many across the animal's range but is not the correct one.

Collared peccary run in groups called herds.