VPI, the insurance company, recently released the top 10 list of wild animals which most frequently attacked and injured companion pets in 2008. Bites led to over 500 laceration/bite wound claims.
And the culprits are...
8. Ground hog
Not sure what a javelina is? It's the same as a peccary, which of course is a "wild pig with a rudimentary tail and small tusks, native to the southwestern United States (Arizona)."
There are many other dangers out there. I wonder, what other "animal dangers" are there is your area?
Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS