This creature resembles a featherless and flightless bird, except its head is nothing more than a long narrow tube topped by two pinpoint eyes.
Digester CR 6
Speed 60 ft.
Melee claw +11 (1d8+4)
Special Attacks acid spray
Str 17, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +8; CMB +11; CMD 24
Feats Alertness, Dodge, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes
Skills Acrobatics +6 (+10 jumping)*, Perception +10, Sense Motive +3, Stealth* +13; Racial Modifiers +4 to Acrobatics when jumping, +4 to Stealth
A digester can spray acid in a 20-foot cone, dealing 4d8 points of damage to everything in that area. The digester can also choose to deliver a concentrated stream of acid that deals 8d8 points of damage against a single target within 5 feet. A DC 17 Reflex save halves the damage for both the cone and the stream. A digester may only use this ability once every 1d4 rounds. The save DC is Constitution-based.
Environment warm forests or temperate plains
Organization solitary, pack (3-6), or herd (7-20)
Digesters are sometimes called stomachs on legs. The creatures spend their lives trolling for prey on two power-ful legs or in hiding, waiting for a meal to come to them. The creatures inhabit any region where food is plentiful, from forests to savannahs. They are most plentiful in open spaces where their long, powerful legs allow them to run down prey.
The digester is a simple combatant. It dissolves prey with its acid spray and then sucks up the resulting organic mate-rial as it if were a thick soup. If the first application does not do the job, the digester attacks with its claws until it is able to use its acid spray again.
Forgotten Foes © 2010 Tricky Owlbear Publishing, Inc.; Authors Mark Gedak and Stefen Styrsky.