Collared peccaries, or javelinas, trotting across the road, a photo taken by Mark Donet of Alpine. For a closer view, click on the photo!
A native of the desert, these enjoy eating prickly pear cactus for its high water content. They have a musky scent, and you actually may smell a javelina before you see it.
For more information on animals of the desert, plan to visit one of our nature centers in the region, click here.