Javelina are of tropical origin. They are referred to as collared peccary and only recently arrived in the Southwest. They gravitate to sleeping in caves or cave like areas (they can be a nuisance if they take up residence under a frame house).
Javelina travel in family groups or herds. They don't generally range very far either. They have an unnoticeable tail and a salt and peppery grayish coat with a white band of hair around the shoulder.
Javelina are game animals and may be hunted in season with a valid hunting license.