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Everyone was quiet for a while as they headed out of the woods and back to town.
"I never thought I'd say I'm glad to be leaving Eagle Rock," Angel said as Ahmed drove the Carmen Ghia. "That was insane! Where'd those things come from?"
"I don't know," Ahmed responded slowly. "It was like they came from nowhere. It must have been something local though. Look," he gestured out the windows around him, "we don't see any of the things anywhere around."
In the Land Rover, Bob and Joe were thinking pretty much the same thing.
"I can't wait to get away from here - that was just a little too much action!" Bob said.
Joe agreed, "Yeah, I can't wait to get home where it's safe. That was just nuts!"
"I don't know what we would have done if we'd been bow hunting," Bob mused. "We never would have gotten out of there alive!" He shuddered at the thought of it. After a minute he added, "Just in case, pull in at the first sporting goods store you see and we'll pick up more ammo."
But will it be safe at home?