Stephanie has crashed her hang-glider, and finds that she is not only injured, but soon to be the lunch of a massive Hexapuma. Climbs Quickly comes to her rescue, but is badly injured in turn. Stephanie manages to almost slice one of the Hexapuma's limbs off with a vibroblade, which buys them enough time to be rescued by Climbs Quickly's clain, who collectively reduce the Hexapuma to ribbons.
Stephanie and Carl rescuing two treecat twins from a tree during a forest fire. To do this, Stephanie ends up having to climb out of the car and into the burning tree to get them.
Stephanie and some of her fellow probationary rangers show up just in the nick of time to start creating a firebreak to protect a Treecat clan that hasn't decided if they want anything to do with humans at all. The treecats, realzing what the humans are doing, quickly leap in to help.
Once they realize the fight is lost, all of the treecats pile into the back of an air-truck the rangers arrived in, and they all end up arriving just in time to rescue Dr. Whittaker's expedition from a swamp predator that had them cornered. The treecats deciding to help the trapped humans based entirely on the fact that another group of humans was willing to help them.