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Cheetah (Cat, Great)

This large, sleek feline has a golden coat spotted with black. Its long and powerful legs are obviously capable of great speed.
Cheetah CR 2

XP 600
N Medium animal
Init
+8; Senses low-light vision, ;scent; Perception +5

DEFENSE

AC 15, touch 14, flat-footed 11 (+4 Dex, +1 natural)
hp
19 (3d8+6)
Fort
+5, Ref +7, Will +2

OFFENSE

Speed 50 ft.; sprint
Melee
bite +6 (1d6+3 plus trip), 2 claws +6 (1d3+3)

STATISTICS

Str 17, Dex 19, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6
Base Atk
+2; CMB +5; CMD 19 (23 vs. trip)
Feats
Improved Initiative, Weapon Finesse
Skills
Acrobatics +8, Perception +5, Stealth +8 (+12 in tall grass); Racial Modifiers +4 Stealth in tall grass

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Sprint (Ex)

Once per hour, a cheetah can move at 10 times its normal speed (500 feet) when it makes a charge.

Image courtesy Wikipedia.
 ECOLOGY

Environment warm plains
Organization
solitary or pair
Treasure
none

The cheetah is a swift and deadly predator capable of moving with incredible speed, allowing it to run down unsuspecting foes hundreds of feet away. The hunting cat avoids areas of dense and tangled undergrowth, but has great skill at lying in wait in tall grass.

An adult cheetah is 4-1/2 feet long and weighs 140 pounds.