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British film crew recording video of javelina in Tucson for wildlife documentary

British film crew in Tucson for documentary
British film crew in Tucson for documentary
Posted at 4:12 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 19:12:37-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) A British film crew was in Tucson this week to record video of javelina for a wildlife documentary. 

The documentary is being produced by Humble Bee Films based out of Bristol, England. Carina Thomas is part of the crew and says they arrived in Tucson on October 27.

"We're looking for the kind of urban shots of them coming into neighborhoods, walking past houses, going across roads," said Thomas. "We want to really show that while this is a really busy and bustling city these wild animals are really making use of it as well."

The footage will be used in a documentary called "Super Pig." It will air on the Smithsonian Channel in North America next year, Thomas said.

The focus is on pigs and peccaries, like javelina, across the world. So far the crew has traveled to Uganda to film warthogs sad wild boar in Germany.

On Halloween the production company had camera at Winterhaven. They wanted to get shots of kids trick-or-treating to show how much Tuconsans love Halloween, Thomas said.

The crew had set up outside the home of Erin Yager-DeConcini. She says she found out about the documentary from a neighbor.

While Winterhaven is known for the Festival of Lights and Halloween celebrations, Yager-DeConcini says she always sees javelina in the neighborhood.

"They come at night, so usually neighbors are alerted because the dogs are barking and if you actually get up you can see the javelina up front," Yager-DeConcini said. "They pull up our flowers all the time, they get pumpkins this time of year."

The crew has been using social media to connect to people in Tucson using #javelinaTucson to find out where may be good places to get video.

Thomas says after days of shooting they were able to get good footage on the east side of town.

They also visited the Arizona-Desert Sonora Museum.