By Judy Kurtz - 06/04/12 11:31 PM EDT
Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) wasn’t kidding when he told us exotic animals run wild just steps from his abode.
Over the weekend, the congressman posted a photo on Twitter of one of his two pet cats, Leo, staring out the window at an unusual-looking, four-legged creature busy checking out the grass on the lawn. Schweikert wrote, “Look, Mom! There’s a big beast in our yard!”
Back in February, Schweikert mentioned the javelinas, also called skunk pigs, when explaining his affinity for wearing boots: “I also live out in the middle of the desert, so if you step outside my front door, you’re just as likely to run into a javelina or a rattlesnake as a cactus.”