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Skunk, Giant

Snarling and ferocious, this horse-sized skunk emits a frightening growl as it smashes through the undergrowth.

Giant Skunk CR 3

XP 800
N Large animal
Init +3; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +7

DEFENSE

AC 15, touch 12, flat-footed 12 (+3 Dex, +3 natural, -1 size)
hp 27 (5d8+5)
Fort +5, Ref +7, Will +2

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite +5 (1d8+3), 2 claws +5 (1d6+3)
Ranged spray +5 touch (musk)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks musk

STATISTICS

Str 17, Dex 16, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 9
Base Atk +3; CMB +7; CMD 20
Feats Ability Focus (musk), Power Attack, Weapon Finesse
Skills Climb +7, Perception +7, Survival +2

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Musk (Ex)

Up to twice per day, a giant skunk can spray a stream of noxious musk at a single target within 30 feet as a standard action. With a successful ranged touch attack, the creature struck by this spray must make a DC 15 Fortitude save or be nauseated for 1d6 rounds and then sickened for 1d6 minutes by the horrific stench. A successful save reduces the effect to only 1d4 rounds of being sickened. A creature cannot use the scent ability as long as it is affected by this musk. The save DC is Constitution-based, and includes a +2 racial bonus.

ECOLOGY

Environment temperate forests
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure none

Much larger than their passive cousins, giant skunks are an aggressive lot. Having a greater bulk to maintain, giant skunks feed on creatures beyond just grubs and insects, often hunting small mammals and reptiles by night in addition to giant versions of insects. While giant skunks are dangerous to nearby settlements, farmers find a positive aspect in their presence, valuing the creatures’ taste for giant insects and other more dangerous vermin.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3, © 2011, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Jesse Benner, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, James Jacobs, Michael Kenway, Rob McCreary, Patrick Renie, Chris Sims, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.