Javalinas look like wild pigs but they are actually giant rodents. Normally they will shy away from you when you encounter one, but once in Oak Creek Canyon I was chased by a big male. I am not sure what he would have done if he caught me but i discovered I can really pretty fast if needed.They love the property around my home in West Sedona and come through frequently. The sounds of their grunting outside the windows at night can be very strange. They eat almost anything they come upon including any veggies you try to plant and fences are not enough to keep them away.