No way could he have spotted me burying it. The terrain makes it impossible. I was careful to cover up the sign, and the whole area had much more sign than that. He must be very good at reading sign to differentiate that from any of the other as Davey569 and I deliberately blended the area in with the rest of the camp disturbance.Great to have an update on this, although how do you know he is a visitor here? Could he not have observed you burying the ale (or found the spot where the earth was disturbed)?