We squeezed in one last late-summer day at Lake San Antonio this week, slowly cruising the perimeter in a rented ski boat. School is back in session and the lake was empty; better for the animals who call the lake home. In the course of an afternoon we saw the expected deer and cows come near the shoreline to graze and were also fortunate enough to witness some unexpected wildlife: a family of wild boar lumbering back into the forest after a cooling sip of water and a lone coyote skittishly running up a rocky hill to the shade of a live oak tree, away from the drone of our engine.

Here’s a calf checking us out as it nurses. Udderly delicious, I’m sure he’s thinking.