Cat, Margay

Black rosettes and streaks mark the brown fur of this slender feline.

Margay CR 1/4

XP 100
N Tiny animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +0


AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size)
hp 4 (1d8)
Fort +2, Ref +4, Will +0


Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee bite –1 (1d3–3), 2 claws –1 (1d2–3)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.


Str 4, Dex 14, Con 10, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 9
Base Atk +0; CMB +0; CMD 7 (11 vs. trip)
Feats Skill Focus (Climb)
Skills Bluff +0 (+4 when mimicking animal sounds), Climb +8, Stealth +14; Racial Modifiers +4 Bluff to mimic animal sounds
SQ sound mimicry (animals)


Environment warm forests
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure none

The margay is a small cat that lives in dense tropical forests, preferring to spend most of its life in the trees. During the day, a margay lounges in liana tangles far above the ground, and at night it chases birds, frogs, lizards, and monkeys through the treetops. A margay can use its sound mimicry ability to imitate the sounds of any animal of its own size or one size category smaller, and it often does so to lure prey into an ambush.

A margay weighs around 8 pounds and may reach a length of 3–4 feet, nearly half of which is its tail.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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