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|Hit Dice:||3d8+6 (19 hp)|
|Speed:||40 ft. (8 squares)|
|Armor Class:||13 (+1 Dex, +2 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 12|
|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 Qualities:||Low-light vision, scent|
|Saves:||Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +2|
|Abilities:||Str 19, Dex 13, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6|
|Skills:||Climb +4, Listen +4, Spot +4, Swim +8|
|Organization:||Solitary or pair|
|Advancement:||4–5 HD (Medium)|
The black bear 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 bears rip prey with their claws and teeth.
Skills: A black bear has a +4 racial bonus on Swim checks.
SEE WIKIPEDIA ENTRY: American black bear
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