Boasting an intimidating beak and beady eyes, the body of this strange chimera is that of an enormous snake.
Hooklurk (CR 3)
N Large animal
Init +7; Senses low-light vision; Perception +5
AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+3 Dex, +4 natural, -1 size)
hp 34 (4d8+16)
Fort +8, Ref +7, Will +2
Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee bite +8 (2d6+7 plus fling)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks fling
Str 20, Dex 16, Con 19, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 9
Base Atk +3; CMB +9; CMD 22 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Improved Initiative, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Acrobatics +3 (-1 to jump), Climb +17, Perception +5, Stealth +4
Climbing (20 feet) You have a Climb speed.
Low-Light Vision See twice as far as a human in dim light, distinguishing color and detail.
Fling (Ex) A hoolurk can choose to make a free combat maneuver check with a successful bite attack. If successful, this check flings a creature directly away as with a bull rush, but the distance moved is always 10 feet. This ability only works on creatures of a size equal to or smaller than the hooklurk. Creatures flung in this way do not provoke attacks of opportunity and stop if the fling would move them into a solid object or creature.
Woodland Stride (Ex): A hooklurk may move through any sort of undergrowth (such as natural thorns, briars, overgrown areas, and similar terrain) at its normal speed and without taking damage or suffering any other impairment. Thorns, briars, and overgrown areas that have been magically manipulated to impede motion, however, still affect it.
Environment cold or temperate forest
Organization solitary or pair
A hooklurk is a fearsome amalgamation of moa and serpent that hunts the briars of Timbermaw Forest. Its slender limbless body is thirty-feet long and covered with coarse grating scales, allowing it to effortlessly slither through undergrowth and loose soil. Its head is dressed with a mane of feathers and armed with a broad hooked bill, which it uses to snatch up prey and fling them in the air. Possessing the cunning of a snake and the same ill-temper of its moa cousins, a wild hooklurk is nothing to be trifled with.