On our first stay at Davis Mountains State Park a few years ago, we were thrilled to see a troup of Javelina (collared peccary) cross our campsite at dusk. On this trip they seemed to be everywhere. Actually, I think they were concentrated in the spots were the park was feeding the birds, helping themselves to water and left-over corn-seed. We saw the same trio each day we visited the interpretive center and saw one at the water bucket at the new bird blind. The one in the picture below was in a field across the street from the entrance to the Nature Conservancy Preserve located about 9 miles west of the observatory.