Tiger, Dire
This large tiger grumbles a warning as it crouches. Two saber-like fangs jut downward from its powerful jaws.

Dire Tiger (Smilodon) CR 8 (XP 4,800)
N Large animal
Init +6; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +12
Defense
AC 17, touch 11, flat-footed 15
(+2 Dex, +6 natural, –1 size)
hp 105 (14d8+42)
Fort +12, Ref +11, Will +5
Offense
Speed 40 ft.
Melee 2 claws +18 (2d4+8 plus grab), bite +18 (2d6+8/19–20 plus grab)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks pounce, rake (2 claws +18, 2d4+8)
Statistics
Str 27, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +10; CMB +19 (+23 grapple); CMD 31 (35 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Run, Skill Focus (Perception), Skill Focus (Stealth), Weapon Focus (bite, claw)
Skills Acrobatics +6, Perception +12, Stealth +15 (+23 in tall grass), Swim +13; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics, +4 Stealth (+8 in tall grass)
Ecology
Environment forest, jungle, marsh, plains
Organization solitary or pair
Treasure none