OOC- Lol, Hesari isn't a vermin. He is a Nomad Otter.
IC- He moved with stealth, clearing the vines or anything else ahead with his spear-shaft. They watched the dirt trail and inspected the paw prints when they were clear in the moist mud. Claw-marks and heavy imprints in the toes of the paw. That beast was running. And running with purpose. The otter adjusted the grip on his blood-hoe and lept after Gerreth into foliage and through frightened birds. Funny, there were many of them
For a good league, they pranced on. Sweat beaded on his fur and he wiped it out of his eyes. The sting from the salt burned them for a second and he slowed down to regain his sight. Blinking helped, but he saw the problem immediately afterward.
There was a stream. And that trail led right into it.
Paw prints let right into the water. But not out. Apparently this rat wasn't as stupid as it looked.
The duo paced for a few heartbeats and the otter's blood boiled. He beat the ground with his rudder, hard enough to leave an imprint. "Oi, what do we does now?"
He turned and faced Gerreth, demeanor begging for suggestions.