You wouldn’t think that a 1,000 pound animal would be hard to spot but as you can see, in a thick, lush forest, it could be difficult.
Last July a friend and I headed up to Arapaho National Forest with the hopes of seeing these massive creatures for the first time of the year. Only one was around and he didn’t stay for long.
We were not seeing any initially then we see him emerge from the forest’s edge and gradually graze his way out into the open as this image shows. Not 15 seconds before you would have never seen him – and we didn’t.