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Carnivorous Flying Squirrel

It’s quiet. Too quiet. And then it isn’t. The rapid rustlings of many tiny creatures can be heard from every direction. The chittering begins. Squirrels, their blood-red eyes glinting in the moonlight, bound toward you. You get the feeling you maybe should be scared, but come on. They’re squirrels. How dangerous could they be?

Carnivorous Flying Squirrel CR 1/4
XP 100
N Tiny animal
Init +3; Senses low-light vision; Perception +2


AC 16, touch 16, flat-footed 12 (+3 Dex, +1 dodge, +2 size)
hp 4 (1d8)
Fort +2, Ref +5, Will +1


Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.
Melee bite +5 (1d3-2) and claw +5 (1d2-2)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks pounce


Str 6, Dex 17, Con 10, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 7
Base Atk +0; CMB -4; CMD 9 (13 vs. trip)
Feats Dodge (B), Mobility (B), Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +3 (+15 for jumping), Climb +11, Perception +2; Racial Modifiers +8 racial bonus on Climb checks and a +12 racial bonus Acrobatics checks for jumping. A carnivorous flying squirrel can always choose to take 10 on a Climb check, even if rushed or threatened. It uses either its Dexterity modifier or Strength modifier for Climb checks, whichever is higher.

(Modified) public domain art from WP Clipart.


Environment any forest
Organization pack (3-18)
Treasure incidental

Carnivorous flying squirrels is something of a misnomer. They don’t actually fly, but their prodigious leaps make it seems as if they can. These little beasts are meat-eaters, and they hunt in packs that attack with wolfish cunning. Small forest dwelling creatures of sufficient intelligence sometimes train carnivorous flying squirrels as pets, guards, and hunting beasts. There is a subterranean species of this creature. It is pale, hairless, and blind. Add the Advanced Creature simple template and blindsight (15 ft.). Remove low-light vision. Increase CR and XP to 1/3 and 135, respectively.