ON THE WILD SIDE
About two weeks ago, I hit the jackpot after 48 years in Thai forests. I was alone and it was raining in the Western Forest Complex. I had just set a camera trap at a trailhead where I previously got a big bull gaur, a bull banteng, an elephant, a black leopard, a wild dog, a tapir, a wild pig and a barking deer.
My first encounter with a bull gaur.
As I was walking in to set a few more traps, I spotted some fresh gaur tracks and judging from their size, concluded that they were those of a big mature bull. I went in a little bit more and decided to turn back as the bush was really thick and it was getting late.
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