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Javelina family rescued from 4th floor of house being built in Arizona


PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department got an unusual call Tuesday: Three javelinas were stuck on the fourth floor of a townhouse under construction.

It’s not known how the animals got into the Fountain Hills condo, or if they were just doing some home shopping, but everything turned out OK.

Game and Fish officials were able tranquilize the javelinas and safely transport them to the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center.

The animals were discovered on the second level of the house. Crews tried to herd them downstairs, but they went the other when when they got scared.

Javelinas can be ornery critters, but this group didn’t put put much of a struggle after Game and Fish officials arrived on the scene.

They will be released back into the wild after they recover from their ordeal.

Game and Fish spokesperson Amy Burnett posted the following series of videos chronicling the rescue.

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