New Monster – Sting Squirrel

7 May, 2010

I was walking across the north campus of the University of Georgia this morning and saw a squirrel and thought, what if it had a stinger in the tail . . .

Sting Squirrel
Oh, its just a squirrel.  Maybe a bit large for a squirrel.  Wait?  Does it?  It does!  It has two pairs of fore limbs!  Are those mandibles?  And a sting in the tail!  Run!  Run!!  Ru . . .

Sting Squirrel CR ½ (200 XP)
N tiny magical beast (chimeric)
Init +3; Senses low-light vision, Scent; Perception +1
AC 17, touch 15, flat-footed 14; (+3 Dex, +2 natural, +2 size)
hp 6 (1d10+1)
Fort +3, Ref +5, Will +1
Defensive Abilities evasion; Immune natural poison
Spd 20 ft., Climb 15 ft
Melee Sting +6 (1d4-2 + poison), Bite +6 (1d3-2)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Str 6, Dex 17, Con 12, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 6
Base Atk +1; CMB +1; CMD 10
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Climb +10, Stealth  +19, Swim  +10; Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth
Environment cities, forests
Organization solitary, pair, or gang (4-12)
Treasure Value incidental
Poison (Ex) Sting—injury; save Fort DC 13; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Strength damage; cure 1 save. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +2 racial bonus.

Sting Squirrels are the chimeric abomination created by some unknown but obviously insane worker of magic.  These omnivorous vermin have quicky spread and have a bounty in many places.  Sting squirrels will quickly overrun and consume all easily accessible foodstuff in an area before moving on as unnatural creations, they have no limit on their ability to consume and expand, stopping only when they run out of food or the ability to travel.

A first glance they seem to be slightly larger than normal squirrels, a second glance show that they have two pairs of forelimbs.  When they are threatened or preparing to attack, they will reveal the stinger in their tail and the mandibles in their jaws.  They are aggressive pack hunters and will attack larger prey if they outnumber it.

Notes: Yes, a very silly monster.  But probably pretty dangerous.  Let me know how it turns out if you use them.

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