We've all had it happen. You look up from the trail just in time to see an animal dive out of sight-- a swoop of wing, a flash of antler, a slap of beaver's tail.
The truth is, most animals see and hear and smell us long before we catch their drift. They size us up, and, depending on how far away we are and how we act, they decide whether to stay, defend themselves, or flee.
Fortunately, there are simple ways you can help blend into an animal's surroundings. In return, you'll be treated to a wildlife show.