"Excuse me but what are YOU doing here?", they seemed to say.
Having come down the trail from the geothermals, these two guys were watching me and debating whether to turn up the trail (headed toward me!) or to continue across into the deep snow of the pasture. It was hairy standoff for a couple of minutes as they made their decision...if they had turned toward me, I didn't have much room to escape as the ground on either side was soft and rather warm due to the geothermal area.