First, we found this:
I did not recognize it as The Sword On the Stone, otherwise I would've snatched it up to do battle with what we encountered next:
Fortunately, this monster was sleeping, or we would've been in great peril. As it was, we were able to sneak past it.
I'm not sure what damsel in distress we were supposed to rescue. Last year at about this time, we encountered the terrible Barbie Doll Head Upside-Down in a Tree (sadly, no picture), but I should think we were too late to do her any good.