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Crocodilian, Deinosuchus

This immense reptile, an alligator of overwhelming size, emerges from the water with rapidly snapping jaws that grind menacingly between each bite.

Deinosuchus CR 8

XP 4,800
N Gargantuan animal
Init +5; Senses low-light vision; Perception +14

DEFENSE

AC 21, touch 7, flat-footed 20 (+1 Dex, +14 natural, –4 size)
hp 104 (11d8+55)
Fort +12, Ref +10, Will +7

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., swim 40 ft.
Melee bite +18 (2d6+13 plus grab), tail slap +12 (2d8+6)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 20 ft.
Special Attacks constrict (2d6+13), snap bite

STATISTICS

Str 36, Dex 12, Con 21, Int 1, Wis 15, Cha 2
Base Atk +8; CMB +25 (+29 grapple); CMD 36 (40 vs. trip)
Feats Awesome Blow (tail slap only)B, Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Skill Focus (Perception, Stealth), Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Perception +14, Stealth +0 (+12 in water), Swim +21; Racial Modifiers +12 Stealth in water
SQ hold breath

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Hold Breath (Ex)

A deinosuchus can hold its breath for a number of rounds equal to 4 times its Constitution score before it risks drowning.

Snap Bite (Ex)

A deinosuchus making a full attack can make a second bite attack at a –2 penalty if its primary bite attack misses.

ECOLOGY

Environment any water
Organization solitary, pair, or float (3–6)
Treasure none

The largest of all known crocodilians, the 35- to 50-foot-long, 6-ton deinosuchus is a massive beast. This crocodilian possesses a shorter, rounder snout than the typical crocodile, and thus resembles a giant alligator. A patient hunter, the deinosuchus is all but invisible beneath the surface of the water. Only its nostrils breach the water’s surface, allowing the rest of its formidable mass to remain out of sight from even highly perceptive prey.

In combat, the deinosuchus grinds its prey between its powerful jaws, knocking back other foes with its formidable tail while it snaps bones and tears the flesh of its captured meal.

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Pathfinder Adventure Path #58: Island of Empty Eyes © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Neil Spicer.