Is it just me or does first panel Tommie look like a J.C. Penney's mannequin circa 1982? The blank stare into space, the pouty model mouth? In fact it doesn't even seem like she has moved at all into the second panel, we're just looking at the scene from a different angle. Maybe she is just using her extensive wilderness training regarding confrontations with creatures of superior predatory skill. Never look directly into the beast's eyes and try to remain as motionless as possible.