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Alligator Snapping Turtle

Alligator Snapping Turtle, Macrochelys temminckii, hand-colored lithograph, "J.H. Richard del." Date 1842, Alligator Snapping Turtle
Alligator Snapping Turtle, Macrochelys temminckii, hand-colored lithograph, “J.H. Richard del.” Date 1842

Alligator Turtle

Medium beast, unaligned

Armor Class 15 (natural armor)
Hit Points 11 (2d8 + 2)
Speed 20 ft., swim 30 ft.

STRDEXCONINTWISCHA
15 (+2)12 (+1)13 (+1)2 (–4)12 (+1)7 (–2)

Saving Throws Str +4, Con +3
Skills Stealth +3
Senses passive Perception 11
Languages —
Challenge 1/4 (50 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Hold Breath. The turtle can hold its breath for 1 hour.

ACTIONS

  • BiteMelee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) slashing damage and the target is grappled (escape DC 12). Until this grapple ends, the turtle can’t bite another target.

ABOUT

Alligator turtles are ornery reptiles, noted for their combative disposition while on land. Their necks are deceptively long and flexible, allowing them to strike a startlingly far distance with their beak-like jaws.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Tome of Beasts 2. © 2020 Open Design LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Celeste Conowitch, Darrin Drader, James Introcaso, Philip Larwood, Jeff Lee, Kelly Pawlik, Brian Suskind, Mike Welham.

Alligator Snapping Turtle

Originally Posted by Raptorial of the Wizards Community forums.

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Alligator Snapping Turtle
Medium animal
Hit Dice2d8+12 (21 hp)
Initiative+2 (+2 Dexterity)
Speed5 ft. (1 square), Swim 10 ft. (2 squares)
Armor Class19 (+2 Dexterity, +7 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 1
Base Attack/Grapple+1/+8
AttackBite +8 melee (1d8 +7)
Full AttackBite +8 melee (1d8 +7)
Space/Reach5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks
Special QualitiesLow-Light Vision
SavesFort +9, Ref +7, Will -1
AbilitiesStrength 24, Dexterity 15, Constitution 22, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 9, Charisma 13
SkillsHide +6, Intimidate +2, Listen -1, Spot -1
Featslightning reflexes
EnvironmentWarm swamps
OrganizationSolitary
Challenge Rating3
TreasureNone
AlignmentAlways neutral
Advancement3-4 HD (Medium); 5-6 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment

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