In my story about a family on a farm, on the second warm day of spring the children are in big trouble. Here it is so far: The children wake up from the roosters crowing while the others are asleep and go outside to check on the animals. But there is a problem. A rattlesnake and a bear are both coming towards them. The bear hasn't charged yet, just walked towards the children. The children sound the octoalert(This was inspiration from the octonauts) Everybody else wakes up and finds that the children are in big trouble. They could get mauled by the bear or bit by the venomous rattlesnake or both. They have to save the children. But they don't have any pepper spray for bear repellant or antivenom. Plus the doctor is miles away. On horseback it could take an hour or more and that hour might make a difference between life and death if the children get mauled by the bear. Tim happens to know the bear from when he was young. It was a grizzly. It seemed to have polar bear cubs as a young female which could only mean one thing. She mated with a polar bear and had polar bear DNA in her. He didn't know why the polar bear mated with the grizzly since interspecies hybridization in the wild usually only occurs in plants. The bear calms down when she sees Tim and starts talking with him. The snake is still after the children. Family Tree: Tim(grandpa)-----------Rebecca(grandma) [ [ Jim(father)-------------Abby(Mother) [ [ [ [ [ Leona(Oldest child) [ [ [ Allison(Youngest Daughter) [ George(Youngest son) All of these family members live on the same farm. The bear is named Lea. How should I go about doing this dangerous part of the plot? The children are still in danger from the snake. Yes most rattlesnake bite deaths are from 6-48 hours after the bite but nobody in this family knows if one of the children are allergic to rattlesnake venom(Most common cause of death from snakebite). They do however know that an allergy to snake venom could cause death in as little as 5 minutes. Even at a gallop, their fastest horses won't get them to the doctor in time if one of the children happens to be allergic to it.