Your understanding of words is very good, but you have to watch out for repeating them, like this: 'The animals were still nervous, looking around nervously'. Other than that, great chapter! I can't wait to see where this leads.
Author's Response: I wrote that?! I hate repeatings and now look at that. :P Probably a forgotten leftover from revising and changing the sentence. Thanks for pointing it out. Nice to see you like it!