So I'm walking along beside this lake at the Wichita Wildlife Refuge. I've been trying to get to this stone tower that I spotted on the other side. Unfortunately, because of the shape of the lake, I can't get to the spot I want to reach without swimming. So I decide to go back to my car and drive around.
While I was trying to find a way around, I was following the edge of the water. On the way back to the parking lot, I take a more direct route. So I'm going up this sort of low hill, with some big boulders scattered around the top. But, as I come up beside the boulders, one of them... moves just a little bit.
I've been watching my footing, so I catch this movement out of the corner of my eye and immediately stop walking. Then I look over at the boulder, I realize that it's not a boulder. It's this firk ding blast BUFFALO standing maybe eight feet from me... and it's looking at me with an expression like, "You sure you really want to do this, human?"
So I took a couple of steps back and then circled waaaaaay around the giant bloody animals.
Seriously, what do you say to a buffalo in that situation? "Oops"?