In the harshness of primordial winter, an elder woolly mammoth is separated from its herd, and is subsequently attacked and killed by Spear and Fang. As it dies, Spear seems to have some compassion for the prey creature. He harvests as much meat from the mammoth as he can, using one of its tusks to pull a makeshift sled. When the killed woolly mammoth's herd comes across their desecrated elder, which is already being scavenged by saber-toothed canids, they follow the sled's tracks and attack Spear and Fang. The pair valiantly try to fight off the angered mammoths, but they are quickly overwhelmed by their power and numbers. Ultimately, Spear is buried beneath a pile of rocks and Fang is on the verge of being crushed to death. In a final act of desperation, Spear bellows and successfully gets the attention of the herd. Spear defends himself with the killed elder woolly mammoth's tusk, and notices that the woolly mammoths stop their attack upon seeing it. He returns the tusk to the herd, who leave in peace and bring it to their mammoth graveyard to mourn.