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Squox, Wild

Squox CR 1/3

XP 135
N Tiny animal
Init +3; Senses blindsense (scent) 30 ft., low-light vision; Perception +3

DEFENSE HP 6

EAC 11; KAC 11
Fort +1; Ref +4; Will +0

OFFENSE

Speed 40 ft., climb 20 ft.
Melee bite +3 (1d4 P)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Offensive Abilities squox tricks

STATISTICS

Str –3; Dex +3; Con +0; Int –4; Wis +0; Cha +1
Skills Acrobatics +7 (+11 to balance, escape, or tumble), Athletics +3 (+11 to climb), Stealth +7

SPECIAL ABILITIES

Squox Tricks (Ex)

A squox can use Acrobatics to jump instead of Athletics. In addition, a squox can use its Acrobatics bonus as its attack bonus when it attempts a dirty trick, disarm, or trip combat maneuver. If the squox succeeds at a dirty trick maneuver, it can choose only between the entangled and off-target conditions. A squox’s tail, two front paws, and mouth count as hands free for a disarm attempt.

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization solitary, pair, or skulk (3–8)

Squoxes gained their popular moniker from humans who thought the creatures resembled a cross between a fox and a squirrel, with useful qualities from both animals. Squoxes are furry, vulpine animals roughly 2 feet in length and weighing around 15 pounds. They are quadrupedal, with five-fingered prehensile paws that have rotating wrists and ankles, allowing them to climb down surfaces headfirst like a squirrel. The creature’s other features are fox-like, including a flattened head with triangular ears, a pointed snout, and a bushy tail. Squox fur can come in hues of red orange, gray, fulvous, white, or brown, with white on the belly, neck, and tail tip. The species also has an array of fur patterns and environmental adaptations, such as long ears that allow desert-dwelling squoxes to disperse heat and thick seasonal fur and coloration for those accustomed to arctic regions.

Squoxes are among the most intelligent animal species, exhibiting social behaviors and hierarchies along with a vast vocal repertoire. When confronted, squoxes are devious tacticians, especially in groups. They are clever enough to poke eyes, bite sensitive regions, and steal objects to bait enemies away from a den.

Squoxes gained popularity for their adorable features and ability to adapt to new environments. The people happily exported squoxes, which lashuntas see as pests.

Xenowardens have tried to preserve squoxes while simultaneously curbing the incursion of the species into other ecologies. The group fears the invasive critters might irrevocably damage invaded ecosystems if left unchecked. Therefore, Xenowardens actively promote squox hunting on numerous worlds, as well as legal controls against importing the animals and releasing them into the wild.

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Starfinder Alien Archive 2 © 2018, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Alexander Augunas, Kate Baker, John Compton, Adam Daigle, Brian Duckwitz, Eleanor Ferron, Amanda Hamon Kunz, James Jacobs, Mikko Kallio, Jason Keeley, Lyz Liddell, Ron Lundeen, Robert G. McCreary, Mark Moreland, Matt Morris, Adrian Ng, Joe Pasini, Lacy Pellazar, David N. Ross, Stephen Rowe, Chris Sims, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, and Russ Taylor.