Goa’s state animal.
We were in a forest clearing near the remote Goan village of Surla (Sattari) in the Western Sahyadri range when this bull sauntered across startling us.
The endangered Gaur is the largest bovine on the planet, larger than Africa’s Cape Buffalo. It is called govo redo in Konkani. My first instinct was to get closer but I didn’t want to risk a charge for this is a wild animal, not your friendly neighbourhood buffalo.