I wasn’t bothering him at all. In fact I was looking the complete other way.
Then… some gawd awful noise, one I have never heard before, made me jump. There he was, all 2 foot (.6 meter) of him, feisty and mad at me.
He was walking in the shallow duck weed and I guess I scared him. But what a horrible little sound.
Can’t wait to see what he’s like when he grows up.