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Javelinas relocated after attacking a dog in an apartment complex

Posted at 12:14 PM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-30 17:55:44-04
A herd of javelinas was removed from an eastside apartment complex Friday after they attacked a resident's dog.
 
Arizona Animal Experts rounded up six wild javelinas that kept coming up from the wash and disturbing residents. This is only one of the two herds living in the wash. The animals had been seen around the apartment complex for more than a week, but now the herd will be relocated to a safer place away from people. 
 
Animal experts warn you to keep your distance because these animals can be very dangerous. "The problem that we have is when people start feeding javelinas,"said Marc Hammond of Arizona Animal Experts. "They become more social and lose their fear of humans and lose their fear of dogs, and that's when the attacks occur."
 
Hammond says they will try and remove the second herd living in the area before the end of the week. If you have javelinas in your area, call animal control or click here for tips from the Arizona Game and Fish Department.