Badger

Badger (CR 1/2)
Small animal
Init 11; Senses low-light vision, scent; Notice 15
Defense
AC 13, flat-footed 12
(+1 Dex, +1 natural, +1 size)
HP 8 (1d8+4)
Fort +4, Ref +3, Will +1
Offense
Speed 30 ft., burrow 10 ft.
Melee bite +1 (1d3), 2 claws +1 (1d2)
Special Attacks blood rage
Statistics
Str 10, Dex 13, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6
Base Atk +0; CMB –1; CMD 10 (14 vs. trip)
Feats Toughness
Skills Escape Artist +5, Perception +5
Ecology
Environment forest
Organization solitary, pair, or clan (3–6)
Treasure incidental

The squat, burrowing badger is plentiful in most temperate forests. Most species are carnivorous, though some eat a variety of meat, insects, and vegetables. The badger possesses a fierceness and natural tenacity, while its stubby legs and wide, seemingly portly stature belie the creature's actual strength and speed.

A typical badger has dark brownish-gray fur highlighted with white markings, such as bands or striped masks about the eyes. These markings are distinct and vary by species. While generally friendly, if threatened or otherwise provoked, badgers can become fierce combatants. Once engaged with an opponent, they typically fight until slain. In combat, they fight with their sharp, needle-like teeth and long, curved claws, which they otherwise use for digging.

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