This happy herd of javelina are permanent residents of the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch. They remind me of the javelina herd at the entrance of the Desert Museum - those critters are a creation of local artist Mark Rossi. Maybe these are also from the Rossi studio.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: