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Is there any way - outside of a fence - to prevent javelina from tearing up our desert-mountain landscape plants and cacti?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Not really. The best way to deter javelina is to keep them out, thereby keeping people, children and pets safe from them. A single-strand electric fence around your garden can deter them; around your whole yard, a block or chain-link fence is best. I noticed that you are providing the plants they like best--take a look at the list of javeina-resistant plants at


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