This reminds me of what happened yesterday during our walk around the lake: A deer walked out in front of us. It was a young buck, just sprouting his horns. He crossed the path maybe 20-30 meters ahead of us. We stopped and looked him. He nervously looked at us, and as we resumed walking, slowly made his way into the brush above the path. I looked in where he'd gone when we passed. Although he couldn't have been far away -- high fences blocked his path in two directions -- he was not to be seen. Deer are good at that sort of thing.
Returning to today's walk, we looped the lake and came back down the trail along Alameda Creek. It being a warm, sunny day, there were many lizards sunning themselves on the rocks. We, however, did not stay in the sun, but continued on home, because we still have work to do today.
Meanwhile, my thanks to maurinestarkey for the new icon.