Word of the impending bearmageddon is spreading! Our thanks to wildlife photographer /u/mobuco from /r/HybridAnimals for capturing this breathtaking photo of a Crocobear (relative to the bearigator mentioned in Dickenson’s Killdeers indispensable field guide) giving chase to its prey.
“There is no such thing as a crocobear. The idea is totally absurd. It is…arghhhh…arghhh….get it off me, get it off me…..aarrrrghhhhhhhhhhhhh!”
– Marlin Perkins, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom
The crocobear is an unholy union of two of nature’s most dangerous living predators, the North American grizzly and the Nile crocodile. Fused together by means unknown, this beast is highly dangerous and not to be underestimated. Discovered in the 1980’s by late zoologist Marlin Perkins, the footage of his death at the hands of this nightmarish beast has only recently surfaced.
Unlike the crocodile with which it has been merged, the crocobear is not an ambush predator. Instead it uses its speed to chase down its prey. The creature firmly holds its prey and then uses its massive jaws to rapidly finish its meal.
Crocobear: Init +4; Atk bite +6 melee (2d8+4) or claw +3 melee (1d8+4); AC 18; HD 7d8; MV 40’, climb 20’, or swim 30′; Act 2d20; SP grab; SV Fort +10, Ref +6, Will +2; AL C.
Grab: One successfully striking with both front claws in a single round, the crocobear grabs its target and holds them tightly. This allows the crocobear to automatically succeed with bite attacks so long as the victim is held. Breaking free of this horrific hold requires a DC 20 Strength check.
The Crocobear is the creation of redditor mobuco (used with permission). The bearmageddon concept and theme are the creation of Axe Cop co-creator Ethan Nicolle (@axecop) and are used with his kind permission. A slew of other ursine horrors can be found in the pages of Bearmageddon as well as within Dickinson Killdeer’s Guide to Bears of the Apocalypse. You may follow the nightmarish story of the bearmageddon at Bearmageddon News Network.