(KECI) Missoula, Montana's Ranch Club neighborhood may look mild mannered, but it has a message for bears: you're no match for our mothers.  

"Definitely, there are some maternal instincts that kick in, and obviously my best friend cares a lot about my boys,"  Kim Williams says.

Her best friend, Candace Gama, swept in to rescue Williams' young sons when she spotted a bear approaching the pair as they waited for the bus Thursday morning.

"I saw the bear right in her driveway and the boys were right on the sidewalk," Gama recalls.