Completely forgetting that there were two of them and afterwards I wondered .... was the mate sitting behind the bushes beside the road? Gave me if not nightmares some queasy moments thinking about how silly I was to turn my back on such creatures. particularly when I met up quite close to one in a wildlife park. Even though he was behind wire netting I was very nervous walking away from him as he sat, head out of his den, watching me.
Full of enthusiasm for "Wild Life" I then ventured onto a long beach, quite close to home, and got too close to a grumpy old sealion. He openned his mouth and I took my shot .... trouble was that I have a one second review for me to confirm I have the shot ...and I didn't see him lunging at me .... I beat a hasty retreat and he fortunately stopped chasing me ... I am sure he could have gone faster than I could run at 76yo then.