Black javelina hog running outside los portales apartments

article explains the viral video and remix series of the Javelina

Running Javelina

Updated Aug 25, 2020 at 09:30AM EDT by shevyrolet.

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Running Javelina is a viral video of a black javelina, a type of hog, running from the Los Portales Apartment building. The video inspired a number of jokes and remix videos on Twitter in February 2020.


On February 22nd, 2020, Facebook [1] user The Damion Alexander Team shared the video of the javelina running. They wrote, "I get a lot of videos of cool things. This is one of my favorites ever. It was good to watch. Glad I was able to capture it." Within one week, the video received more than 48,000 views, 735 shares, 240 reactions and 150 comments (shown below).


Two days later, reporter Hannah Tiede shared the video on Twitter. The video received more than 523,000 views, 14,000 likes and 2,800 retweets in less than 24 hours (shown below).

Throughout the day, others began sharing the video, adding various soundtracks to the clip. For example, Twitter user @edsbs shared a version set to the "Moon Theme" from the DuckTales video game. The post received more than 530 likes and 120 retweets in less than 24 hours (shown below).

Additionally, on February 25th, the account @javelinarunningto launched. Under this handle, the owner posts videos of the javelina videt set to different soundtracks. Their first post, in which the animal sprints to singer Kate Bush received more than 1,300 likes and 545 retweets in less than 24 hours (shown below).

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