During one of the windiest days of the autumn, the lake was raging with a strong current. It wasn’t long before the cubs were separated from their mother. It appeared that the mother bear’s maternal instincts were not working that day, as she seemed to only care for her safety. As a result, she trudged on toward the island, her cubs struggling to remain afloat. The two fishermen faced the genuine prospect of having to watch the little cubs drown. Ruslan decided that this was something he could not allow to happen.