Up on her hind legs, nostrils flared, and taking in deep breaths. Her senses are hyper-focused and ready to act at a moments notice. Her cubs are huddled close knowing that mama knows something is close that could pose a threat; to this small family. The forest is still and quiet to the mother bear. The life of the forest has gone completely silent and her senses are so sharp that nothing can escape her. The cubs are her only concern at this very moment. She is ready to protect what she holds most dear, even with her own life.