Stopping to smell the flowers....while in mortal danger

The noise kept getting louder, closer and began to include some snorting sounds.  Confused snorting sounds, but enough to make this photographer nervous.  Fred’s deadness throws off many predators but not so much of the scavengers. Whatever is stalking us sounds large…..very large…so we make a sharp right turn and plunge into a thicket of purple flowers and greenery.