British Man Shocked To See Javelinas In American Parking Lot: “What The F… What Am I Seeing?”

Javelinas in parking lot

Gotta love surprising the ole Brits.

America is a land of many, many surprises.

Whether it’s alligators vs pythons and meth in soy sauce in Florida, mountain lions and wild horses in New Mexico, or bison and grizzlies in Yellowstone National Park, there’s no shortage of creatures that can pop out at any moment and send you for a loop (and yes, I’m including Florida Men as creatures).

But just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s always something else that will surprise you as this British man found out when he was walking through a parking lot at night somewhere in the good old US of A.

The man, named Josh, was absolutely mind blown when he saw a group of what he thought were wild hogs (they’re actually javelinas) under a streetlight and his commentary was just absolutely golden.

I’m going to do my best to capture the accent, but watch the video to get the full effect.

“I can’t balieve wut I’m seeing right now. In the middle of a pahking lot. Wut the fff… WHA? Wha am I seein’? … There’s pigs!”

You’d swear this guy was seeing aliens.

If I had to guess the state I’d say Texas or Arizona (probably Arizona based on the cactus) due to the fact that the Lonestar state is home to the largest population of these creatures in the country with an estimated 200,000. Arizona has about 45,000. New Mexico is the only other state where you can find them.

While they look like wild hogs, they’re actually not a member of the pig family. These opportunistic omnivores live in arid environments stretching from the southwestern United States through Central America and into select parts of South America.

Their diet primarily consists of plant matter, including cacti, fruits, seeds, roots, and vegetation. They are known to use their sharp, pig-like tusks to dig up edible plant roots.

Those tusks can also be bad news if they decide to charge you. Pack animals that live in groups called “bands,” javelinas aren’t typically aggressive, but have been known to attack people on occasion.

The UK is in fact home to wild hogs as well, just significantly less. According to RSPB, there are around 2,600 wild swine roaming through in the Forest of Dean, Kent, East Sussex, Dorset, Wales, and Scotland.

Gotta give it to the Brits, they may not have the best food, but they sure know how to make a guy laugh.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock