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Winslow Homer (18361910)
Title Bear and Canoe
Date circa 1895

The is a forest-dwelling omnivore that usually is not dangerous unless an interloper threatens its cubs or food supply. Black bears can be pure black, blond, or cinnamon in color and are rarely more than 5 feet long.

Black Bear
Size/Type Medium animal
Hit Dice 3d8+6 (19 hp)
Initiative +1
Speed 40 ft. (8 squares)
Armor Class 13 (+1 Dexterity, +2 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 12
Base Attack/Grapple +2/+6
Attack Claw +6 melee (1d4+4)
Full Attack 2 claws +6 melee (1d4+4) and bite +1 melee (1d6+2)
Space/Reach 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks -
Special Qualities Low-Light Vision, Scent
Saves Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +2
Abilities Strength 19, Dexterity 13, Constitution 15, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 12, Charisma 6
Skills Climb +4, Listen +4, Spot +4, Swim +8
Feats Endurance, Run
Environment Temperate forests
Organization Solitary or pair
Challenge Rating 2
Advancement 4-5 HD (Medium)
Level Adjustment -

Combat

Black bears rip prey with their claws and teeth.

Skills A black bear has a +4 racial bonus on Swim checks.

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