“Mayday, mayday, mayday! This is NCR trooper Gleeson calling anyone listening on this channel. My platoon has been wiped out, and I am pinned down by a goddamn huge deathclaw in a place called the Divide! So far I've been able to scare it away with flares, but I lack any explosives to kill the damn thing! Please assist! I say again, please assist! Mayday, mayday, mayday! This is NCR Trooper Gleeson calling anyone listening on this channel.”— NCR Radio distress beacon audio recording.
An audio log found near the entrance to the cave reveals that Gleeson kept the beast at bay with her flare gun, but she had no other means of dealing with it.