She was protecting her young!  Of course!  Why didn't I see it?  The villagers and their stories of monsters everywhere. They were doing it all of the time and they conveniently used her as their scapegoat.  She's not evil.  She may look different but there's good in her.  I can sense it.  I knew, in my heart, that those villagers were wrong.  I knew it.  Okay, how do I protect her?