Hungry Javelina Gets Stuck in Car, Goes for Ride in Arizona

A hungry javelina in Arizona ended up going for a drive when it became trapped inside an empty car and bumped it into neutral.

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In this photo provided by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, a javelina is seen inside a Subaru station wagon in Cornville, Ariz., Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Sheriff's deputies in Yavapai County responded to the call in the community 10 miles south of Sedona, Ariz., about the javelina stuck in a car. The animal had jumped in to get to a bag of Cheetos when the hatch closed. (Yavapai County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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CORNVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — A hungry javelina in Arizona ended up going for a drive when it became trapped inside an empty car and bumped it into neutral. Deputies in Yavapai County responded to a call last week in Cornville, a community 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Sedona, about a javelina stuck in a Subaru station wagon. Javelinas are pig-like animals that are native to desert environments. After speaking with the car’s owner and…

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