He watched as I went by. Waited a moment. Finally casually climbed out and crossed the trail.
In fairness I knew he was there. There was a loud bird calling overhead so I just kept going.
These guys work on instinct and experience. At about 7 foot (2.1 meter) he is probably 15+ years old. He knows when you are not paying attention.
I saw movement out of the corner of my eye and turned for the shots before he settled into the swamp on the other side.