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Javelinas born on local family’s lawn

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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2012 9:45 am

Wayne Husk and his wife woke up to some unexpected visitors Wednesday morning.

At close to 5 a.m. it was discovered that a mother javelina had given birth to three babies, one stillborn, right on the Husk’s front lawn. Still in the early hours, the mother apparently moved them and nursed them near the front porch. As the sun climbed higher in the sky, the mother and the two newborns ran off together.

“At first there was about four or five, and I think the one that ran off early was the male,” Wayne Husk said. “We see them pretty often around, but that was the first time I had ever seen one give birth. And it was right next to our front door.”

The Husks live near Equestrian Estates, off the Warner-Elliot Loop.

“The female snorted around the front yard for a couple hours, until about 5:30 or 6,” he said. “And then booked it down the streets when the babies were healthy.”

Contact writer: (480) 898-4903 or troemhild@ahwatukee.com

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