Bacon's picture by the way is just a play on him being from Arizona. Also I have no idea what he thought an obvious animal would be for him, but after having met him and hung out with him, I would have given him a gold retriever as well.
I camped in Cave Creek, AZ a few years back and the fvckers snorted and rooted at my tent all night long.
Ya they are impossible to get rid of, I hit one in the back of the head with a well thrown baseball and it didn't even look up from the trash it was eating. Best method I've seen is shot fireworks at them
There aren't too many in the deeper parts of the city but we live on the edge right behind a big wash and we have a herd of about 20-30 that is around pretty consistently.
Also I should add its illegal to shoot them. Somebody was shooting them with a bow a couple months ago about 5 miles away from where I live and it was a big deal, they had investigations and everything. It probably wouldn't have been that big of a deal but the person doing was a bad shot and wasn't killing them. There were just a bunch of 'em walking around with arrows sticking out of their leg and stuff. Animal cruelty I guess but I'm convinced these things don't feel pain.