Slicer Beetle

Slicer Beetle (CR 4)1
Large vermin
Init 10; Senses darkvision, tremorsense 30 ft.; Notice 10
Defense
AC 17, flat-footed 17
(+8 natural, –1 size)
HP 39 (6d8+12)
Fort +7, Ref +2, Will +2
Immune emotion, mind
Offense
Speed 40 ft., fly 20 ft.
Melee bite +8 (2d6+7/19–20)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks crippling bite
Statistics
Str 21, Dex 11, Con 15, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 6
Base Atk +4; CMB +10; CMD 20 (28 vs. trip)
SQ camouflage, compression
Ecology
Environment forest
Organization solitary or cluster (2–5)
Treasure none
Special Abilities
Crippling Bite (Ex) A slicer beetle's bite attack threatens a critical hit on a roll of 19–20. If a slicer beetle scores a critical hit on a target, its mandibles cut deep, resulting in a wound that causes 1d6 bleed and leaving its foe staggered for 1d3 rounds from the tremendous pain dealt.

The slicer beetle sports specialized mouthparts that scissor apart flesh for easier consumption. Each side of its horizontally closing mandibles fits into the other with barely a hair's breadth to spare. These creatures prefer to dwell in compact caves or warrens. A typical slicer beetle measures 10 feet long and weighs 800 pounds.

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