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Squirrel Swarm

Descending with a shriek, a swarm of squirrels is a menace to foes, crawling in and out of pockets and clothing, biting and scratching as it goes. Though squirrels are usually independent, they might form into swarms when cornered or if a predator creates enough of a recurring threat that the little creatures need to gang up.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 15

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Squirrel SwarmCreature 1

Source Bestiary 3 pg. 257
Perception +6; low-light vision, scent (imprecise) 30 feet
Skills Acrobatics +7, Stealth +7, Survival +4
Str -1, Dex +3, Con +2, Int -4, Wis +1, Cha +0
AC 16; Fort +5, Ref +8, Will +4
HP 16; Immunities precision, swarm mind; Resistances piercing 3, slashing 3; Weaknesses area damage 3, splash damage 3
Speed 25 feet, climb 15 feet
Nibble Single ActionSingle Action Each enemy in the squirrel swarm's space takes 1d6 piercing damage (DC 15 basic Reflex save).Scrabbling Swarm Single ActionSingle Action The squirrels clamber over the creatures in their space. Each such creature must succeed at a DC 17 Reflex save or become clumsy 1 as long as it remains in the swarm's space.

All Monsters in "Squirrel"

Giant Flying Squirrel2
Squirrel Swarm1


Source Bestiary 3 pg. 257
Squirrels' ability to dart into sticky situations, extract berries or nuts from the most precarious of circumstances, and then hide their loot from prying eyes make them nature's thieves in trees. Their cute appearance—soft fur, big eyes, and fluffy tails—makes them inconspicuous and endearing, at least to some. Their reputation among humanoids is split between those who consider them cute little creatures and others who believe they're vermin.

Usually no more than a nuisance on their own, they can become a dangerous annoyance under the command of a druid, fey, or other creature that practices nature magic or is otherwise tied to the natural world. With their ability to reach remote places, excellent eyesight, and adept problem-solving, squirrels can perform effective reconnaissance for druids.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Squirreled Away

Squirrels make a great deal of effort to conceal their hiding places. Running in erratic paths, they stop and pretend to bury their prize in one place before scampering to another location and burying their treat. Sometimes they'll even drop a part of their find to trick followers into thinking they've won so they cease their pursuit.